The Nigeria army may be worse than Boko Haram. Their vocabulary is thick with terror. Their actions beget terror. Their body language is carefully cultivated to yield utmost terror such that having them nearby would leave one terror-struck.
The Nigeria army did not suddenly began to terrorize those whom they purportedly exist to protect, though. Over the years and before our very own eyes, they became an instrument of oppression that we sometimes idolized, an anomaly we took for tradition, a tumor that we simply regarded as beautification on our skin.
However under President Muhammadu Buhari, the world’s largest state-funded terror group has become more dangerous. They have officially become an instrument of state terror: hounding those whom the man-in-charge does not agree with in an attempt to kill that belief system he does not share.
Numerous photos of Nigeria soldiers forcing harmless people to understand that they are the guys with the gun have been in circulation lately, and we managed to lay our mouse on some.
This photo of recent torture and manhandling of harmless members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
This photo of soldiers hitting and stamping on a young man.
This photo of a woman’s badly bruised rear after experiencing firsthand the terror of the Nigeria army.
This photo of crime suspects subjected to dehumanizing punishment by the Nigeria army.
This photo of Nigeria soldiers flaunting their arms on top a man on wheel-chair.
This photo of a young man’s plastered rear after experiencing Nigeria army’s much celebrated “gallantry.”
These lifeless bodies of Shiites children murdered in mass by the state-sponsored terrorist group called the Nigeria army.
This photo pulled from a video by Amnesty International showing Nigeria soldiers killing and hastily burying those whom they simply don’t understand.
And then this photo of a Nigeria soldier feeling on top of the whole world while subjecting a young man to the most dehumanising of treatment.
Then this classic photo of Nigeria soldiers making a man pay for not acquiring for himself the AK47 that makes the army feel omnipotent.
And then this which is currently on our lips where Nigeria soldiers are torturing and killing some harmless young men for daring to say that they no longer want to share a country with them.
And this photo of the dead bodies of harmless young men murdered gruesomely by the Nigeria army in the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Umuahia.
In civilized climes, soldiers live for the honour of doing this:
In Nigeria, a fulfilled career in the army is when you have done this:
Now, how do you differentiate the people who did this:
Lifeless bodies of Shiites Muslims killed by the Nigeria army in Zaria.
From the people who did this:
Lifeless bodies of victims of Boko Haram attack.