A Nigerian soldier, who has described himself as a warlord and goes by the name Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu on twitter, has recounted their ordeal during the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki as the national security adviser.
He blasted the people who were applauding the release of Dasuki, stating that the blood of all the fallen soldiers and civilians were on their hands.
In his words:
- To fear? We chased retreating Boko Haram fighters not realising they were sucking us into an ambush, by the time we realised it, we were pinned down. We called for air support while we held our ground. Over 2 hrs of gunfire & no backup meanwhile the closest air assets were not up to
- 30 minutes away by air. The CDS at that time could order combat helos to go evacuate his immediate family because he had intelligence his village would be overrun by insurgents. Much to learn from an NSA that arranged the purchase of drones that crashed on their maiden flight?
- While men fought blind with no eyes in the skies or CAS? Restraint from a man who organised one of the greatest heist on our treasury while bombs were going off at the UN building, police HQ, Banex plaza, Nyanya garage to mention a few? Were there no Sunday’s you weren’t
- Scared to go to church because you wondered if a bomb would go off in your church? Did your church not introduce metal/bomb detectors those dark days? Today you can go to church without anyone searching you. When was the last time you heard of suicide bombings? You wanna
- Know what happened? Because cash allocated for intel were not stolen. We got credible intel leading to arrests of bomb makers, suppliers of materials etc. You wanna know why you no longer hear of suicide bombers? Because ISR aircrafts/drones flew sorties & found suspicious
- locations. Men/women infiltrated those locations & confirmed they were actually used to train & prep bombers, fighter jets deployed to level the place. Monies for those jets/drones are no longer being stolen. All of you clapping for Dasuki, the blood of all our fallen comrades
- And civilians are on your hands.
Reacting to this, Buhari’s aide on news media, Bashir Ahmad said:
May those dark days never happened again even in the land of our enemies.