A sergeant of the Nigerian Army, who identified himself simply as Abayomi, has said he was dumped in an underground cell for eight months for killing Boko Haram insurgents.
Abayomi, who said this while giving a testimony at the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners’ Chapel, in Ikorodu on Sunday, said his unit had recorded huge successes against the insurgents.
According to him, the army unit’s success had upset some people he described as “powerful”.
“I came back from fighting Boko Haram for four years, instead of being celebrated as a hero that I am, even though they wouldn’t praise me, I will praise myself.
“I came back, the next thing I realised was that they took me to go into a detention facility for issues that happened there at the war front, that we were killing Boko Haram.
“Some of you may have seen my face. I know that you know about the case, but I just want to let you know that after they took me down to the underground, I witnessed a lot of things, challenges that I’ve never seen before in my life that I a soldier would be treated like a common criminal.
“But at the end of the day, they say they were going to put us in the firing squad to kill us for killing boko haram, but to God be the glory, the God of Isaac, Abraham and Jacob, that kept me in that underground facility for eight months, after praying and fasting, the Lord almighty began to touch them.
He further stateod that even Generals in the army could not advocate their release, but for another equally influential Nigerian, whom he said God used to secure their freedom.
“Even the Generals couldn’t release us. It was God almighty through a powerful person in this country who has been on our case. I don’t want to mention name, but I know God almighty used that person and I’m alive today,” he noted.
He disclosed that he has been posted to Zamfara to fight bandits.