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Chidi Odinkalu @ChidiOdinkalu
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Lt. Lirfa Dashe was to wed last month. He'd bn in MNJTF since 2015. In March 2018, he was given off. 2 months later, in May, he was ordered back to frontlines. In July, he was killed in Jilli. He's 1 of 1,307 #Nigerian soldiers, victims of #BokoHaram buried in Maimalari Barracks
Lt. Lirfa Dashe was with the 22 Task Force Bgde of the 81 Div in Lagos. All that his family received was "a token 1-time payment from the 22nd Brigade equivalent to $140 & a #Nigerian flag." As the world mark(s) their Rememberance(s), let's not forget ppl like Lt. Dashe. #RIP
In the Great Wars of the colonial era, black soldiers were very expendable, their sacrifices air brushed from history & forgetable. It's not much changed - In #Nigeria's fights with insurgency, soldiers on the frontlines are still treated as expendable…
#Nigerian soldiers killed in encounters wth #BokoHaram in NE in the past 6 months is estimated at over 600. In Jilli, @HQNigerianArmy claimed it lost 31 assets but over 200 may have bn lost. The #BokoHaram insurgency has entered a new, deadlier phase…
The @HQNigerianArmy unit in Jilli suffered desperate food & water shortages before they were attacked. They were supposed to get an operations allowance of $125 per month, but were regularly shortchanged thro a bogus deduction for their food rations…
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