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Regional News of Wednesday, 3 August 2022


Mixed reactions as soldiers escort grazing cows in Enugu

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A viral picture showing some men in military apparel escorting cows in a community in Enugu state has garnered some reactions on social media.

It remains unclear if the men are personnel of the military or not.

The picture which was taken by a motorist show the four men wielding guns and sticks guarding the grazing cattle.

The photo has spooked social media users, especially at a time when Nigeria is struggling to grasp the insecurity challenges plaguing different parts of the country.

The reactions are mixed. See some below

Stephen Abiodun Olayemi said: This is one of the reasons I found it difficult to pity them whenever they're killed by bandits and Boko Haram. Their loyalty is to their cowmasters and not to really defend the country against her enemies.

Reuben Matz wrote: I suppose they're trying to help guard them off the road for motorists to pass. See their truck there na.

Peter Akogwu commented: Maybe the cow belongs to the Army. They should be ranch in the barrack, 82 Division have a big space.

Mercy David said: Stop spreading fake news and shaming the army. A closer look at the scenario here, it's obvious that the herds may have block the road, they only alighted to clear the way for easy flow of traffic. Stop putting the soldiers down, cos they can't combat the terrorist, try be in their shoes.

Kate Miriam Kato commented: I am sure they are clearing those cows from the road so that people can pass freely, in this same picture their military hilux is in the front of the person who snap the picture and gave it this misleading caption because Nigerians can believe anything.

Nnamdi Uzoewulu said: Those soldiers are simply escorting the number 1 citizen's of the country. Pls don't be misguided!!..

Ukamson Etim wrote: Na lie for this one, I no gree with you bro. Just have a look at their vehicle or van in front of you. I guess they tried to make them move out of the road to enable other vehicles to move freely.

So you mean to say they just park their van in front of your car just to be following cows? If that’s the case, how long do you think you’re going to remain there in that spot cos there’s definitely no one to move the vehicle in from of you to have your way out of that place.

For once let’s stop talking down on our security personnel’s cos they are trying to discharge their duties rightly without creating violence.

Normally sha, maybe you expected them to start flogging them so that you video and snap and send to the chief of Defense Staff for dismissal


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