It is exceptionally necessary for the families of missing soldiers serving in the Nigerian army with particular reference to Biafrans, to expedite action by clearly demanding for the whereabouts of their loved ones. Recent events coming out from the corridors of the Nigerian Army which is yet under the command of idea-drained, unprofessional and out-dated Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has disgustingly resorted to committing heinous crimes against humanity. The army authorities have recently ordered the secret burial of betrayed and murdered army officers detailed to combat Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, North-East region of Nigeria. The revelation concerning the secret burial of over one thousand of these slain soldiers was tweeted by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) embattled presidential flagbearer in the last Nigeria general election. In the twitter message, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar pointedly demanded that the Abba Kyari controlled Nigerian government, since the concealed demise of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently being impersonated by a Sudanese nationale, Jubril Aminu, should boldly tell Nigerians the truth concerning the gruesomely murdered soldiers and their unfortunate hurried secret burial.
It has really become necessary to bring to the notice of the global community what the Nigerian government is presently doing which gravely negates stipulated international human rights principles. The global community can verify this revelation of the secret burial of slain combatants as ordered by the Nigerian army. This tragic incident is currently trending in virtually all Nigerian media websites including Channels Television, Vanguard, Punch and Guardian Newspapers, etcetera. Most of these media outlets published the leaked revelation on Thursday 1st August 2019, as revealed by an insider in the Nigerian army who pleaded anonymity. The informant stated that the decomposing bodies of the slain soldiers were buried in a secret cemetery belonging to the Nigerian army in it's Maiduguri barrack.
Premised on this unfolding bizarre incidents from within the Nigerian army, it then becomes pertinent for the bereaved families to immediately place demands for the whereabouts of their loved ones who lent their lives to the service of the country presently that are held incommunicado occasioned by the Boko Haram massacre. All the barracks where their loved ones were stationed before their eventual disappearances, should be flooded by these respective bereaved families and friends, to demand for their remains (corpses). It is also important for Biafra families resident in Biafraland or elsewhere to stop forthwith, in donating their loved ones for recruitment into either the Nigerian Army, Navy, Airforce or the Police because nothing good and beneficial accrue therefrom. Biafrans serving in any of these security formations are surreptitiously being denied access to the zenith of their chosen career. They are rather being used as sacrificial lambs to service the inordinate yearnings of Boko Haram terrorist organization in the North-East where the Nigerian government is presently breeding terrorism with which to rattle the world in the near future.
Burying the soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists in secrecy inside military barracks is a disgusting anomaly that must never be allowed continuity.
Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
Edited Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International