Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram Not Given Military Burial

While the Nigerian Military authorities say every soldier killed by the Boko Haram sect, a group, Igboist Movement shows otherwise as a young solider who was killed in active service is buried by his family without fanfare.

A few weeks ago, there was a report that Nigerian soldiers killed by the violent Boko Haram sect are buried in mass graves without their families and loved ones being aware. But the military authorities came out to deny that report, saying that all soldiers killed are given full military honours and that their families are always involved.

But an Igbo group which calls itself Igboist Movement, has further punched holes into the military claims when it took to its Facebook page to show photos of a 23-year-old soldier, Obinna Izuala, who was killed by the dreaded sect in a gun battle in Borno State on September 25th, 2014, being buried in his home town.

The poor boy which lost his life in service for the nation, was buried without any military honours and fanfare, giving credence to the fact that the fallen soldiers are abandoned for their families to carry the brunt of burying them.

But a source who is a soldier told Pulse.ng that those given military burials are the officers while the rank and files are not regarded worthy of getting the honour they deserve.

So who do we believe here? Anyway, pictures don't lie.

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