The Nigerian Army has barred troopers from travelling on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road in Borno State over the continued rise within the abduction of its males within the space.
A supply within the military shared a letter containing the directive with SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
According to the letter, approval of passes for troopers could be placed on maintain until August 21.
“In view of the series or abduction of military personnel, I am directed to convey the suspension of passes till August 21,” the letter learn.
“I’m to add that commands should ensure their respective GI cells coordinate the movement of those on pass, either they go through the welfare flight or escorted from to Damaturu. Consequently, I am directed to respectively convey that no officers/soldiers are permitted to use public transport.”
Reacting to the directive, the supply who’s a soldier, stated it’s unlucky that he and his colleagues working onerous to guard the nation are on the mercy of gunmen because of a scarcity of acceptable measures to make sure their security.
He puzzled why politicians, who he stated, don’t have anything to supply the nation, would have personal jets and bulletproof automobiles, whereas troopers are uncovered to hazard.
He additionally decried the continued neglect of troopers within the nation, including that the nation has nothing good in inventory for its residents.
“There is heavy tension in Maiduguri generally as the military no longer has access to use the road linking Maiduguri to Damaturu. There has been the abduction of soldiers In civil vehicles since the past four days now,” he instructed SaharaReporters.
“Even today, they abducted six people on that road, including two soldiers from 5 brigade, Damasak. That’s an issue. The country is going somehow, everybody is annoyed. If the politician that has nothing to offer this country can own a private jet, soldiers that have suffered for many years, are only given the opportunity to go and see their families once a year.
“In spite of that, once you get to Maiduguri, in your method to your vacation spot, that is the place you may be kidnapped. The navy doesn’t have any good plan for us.
“Even to provide a plane for us twice in a week to convey soldiers to their various destinations becomes another difficult thing. I don’t know, is it wrong for someone to serve his country by being a soldier? So, when you become a soldier, you have rendered yourself to poverty and wretchedness.
“The politician will personal personal jets, bulletproof automobiles however these combating a warfare to defend the nation cannot get such. In our camp, we do not actually have a bulletproof automobile. This nation means no good for anyone. We ought to all know that now.”