“We caught them (Boko Haram) after they ambushed our group earlier yesterday. We found their camp! We moved through bushes until we were right next to them! Quietly we walked until given the silent order to stop. They (the enemy) were eating and drinking. Our officer raised his hand and we fired! Bang bang bang!
Right away many fall down. We keep shooting them. Some run into the bush but we follow. Our vehicle is close behind and tan right over the shelter with a enemy in it!
My ears were not working well because of the noise but I heard our guys cheering! Don’t be a terrorist! I chase the leftovers with my men. I fall down by tripping and fall behind. When I get up and run more I see the vehicle stopped on top of a terrorist. He has tried to shoot but was hit by the vehicle!
Killing is not good not ever but 8 less terrorists would be harassing our people and soldiers. Say never to war. Say never to terrorists.”
– Anonymous Nigerian Soldier. Northern Nigeria 2019.
This story was documented by Battles and Beers. Every soldier has a story, and every story deserves to be told.
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