NIGE­RIAN ARMY: GO BUY RUB­BER BUL­LETS

THISDAY - - LOUD WHISPERS -

You see this our Army can be do­ing shakara against these kinds of ‘op­po­nents’. So an army that we are pay­ing from our taxes has the guts to is­sue this kind of state­ment? You see me I am hop­ing it is not a true state­ment and that the spokesper­son or who­ever was re­ported to have said it was mis­quoted. So an Army whose con­sti­tu­tional right is to pro­tect the ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity of the coun­try can an­nounce with glee that they do not have rub­ber bul­lets? You see the con­tra­dic­tion in our lives. You see, if we talk now, they will chase us with koboko. Is it the role of the Army to quell civil strife, the Shi­ites have they de­clared war, have they said they are se­ced­ing? Are they a for­eign force? Are they an army of oc­cu­pa­tion so wetin come con­cern Army in this mat­ter na? Af­ter now they will say that na un­known sol­dier do am. Please, this Army peo­ple are do­ing too much abeg. The peo­ple are protest­ing the con­tin­ued de­ten­tion of their leader de­spite many court or­ders that I hear have or­dered his re­lease and they have an­nounced that they would match on Abuja. This at best is a po­lice ac­tion and not Army. Mbok, who is draft­ing Army into this mat­ter o and they them­selves will now jump into the mat­ter with their usual gra gra and be do­ing what Fela sang about, leav­ing sor­row, tears and blood in its wake. We are un­der siege if we do not know in this coun­try and the messiah is still very far from coming, his birth has not even been an­nounced talk less of him be­ing born in a manger in Sho­molu. Chief of Army staff if you must carry our civil du­ties then buy the damn rub­ber bul­lets. Kai.

Bu­ratai

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