A Nigerian soldier preventing Boko Haram in Borno has narrated how his colleague additionally on the entrance preventing insurgency died as a result of lack of medical consideration.
The soldier, who spoke with SaharaReporters on situation of anonymity, mentioned his colleague has since been battling with an ailment however his journey dwelling was delayed.
He mentioned within the absence of medical consideration, his colleague needed to go dwelling to get correct remedy, however the journey was delayed, ultimately costing him his life.
He mentioned the colleague died shortly after he bought dwelling.
He mentioned many different troopers who’re very sick are nonetheless within the bush preventing Boko Haram to the detriment of their well being.
According to him, the usual process requires that such individuals ought to be taken off the entrance, given correct remedy, and allowed to get again on their toes.
“He was sick here in the bush, but he went home and died. The man had been dying slowly. I am tired of the country. I don’t feel happy when wrong things are happening. I will soon quit the army to work in a place where I will have freedom of speech,” he mentioned.
“We still have some people that are medically unfit but are still here which isn’t supposed to be so. It’s sad because if this were to be a United Nations operation or that of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), they’ll drop you even if it’s only high blood pressure that you have.
“But now those who have well being points are right here within the bush preventing. Were it to be an operation that they really feel they’re going to make extra and get different advantages, they’re going to deny them. This shouldn’t be the case however what are we going to do? That’s the scenario we discover ourselves in in the mean time,” he added.