A video has emerged on social media, showing a soldier of the Operation Lafiya Dole, cursing the army and chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, after their truck ran into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), planted by Boko Haram in Buni-Gari, Yobe State.
Two soldiers died in the incident, while others sustained serious injuries as seen in another graphic footage online.
The bitter soldier, who recorded the scene of the incident, is seen weeping, as he calls the army unprintable names, and alleging that they were set up to be killed.
The defence headquarters has reacted to the now viral video of the soldier.
Confirming the incident via its official Twitter account, the defence headquarters disclosed that two soldiers were killed in the attack, and that three others sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion.
It said one recovery truck and a water tanker that ran into the IED were destroyed by fire.
It added that three terrorists were killed, while unconfirmed number escaped with various degrees of injuries.
The defence headquarters noted that the two soldiers; the one who recorded the scene, and another lamenting in the background, will undergo counselling.
“However, due to mental snap/distress occasioned by fog of war, two of the soldiers who escaped the IED and terrorists’ ambush recorded the incident with uncomplimentary remarks, about the Nigerian Army and her leadership, which was released on the social media,” it said.
“Although this kind of outburst is expected in war, the soldiers involved have been identified and would undergo observation and counselling. The Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain unwavering in its quest to end the terrorism and will do everything possible to ensure there is no repeat of this kind of traumatic incident/outburst. The Military High Command commends troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for their unwavering determination, hard work and resilience.
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