A Nigerian soldier who is currently protecting the Nigerian borders from Boko Haram insurgents has narrated how he survived Christmas eve after they were attacked in camp by the insurgents.
The young soldier identified as Sammy Makx Pius recounted how they were all going about their businesses in camp when Boko Haram fighters entered the camp on Sunday, December 23.
He explained how they fought with the insurgents from 23 to Monday, December 24, all through Christmas eve. The soldier noted that none of them knew it was Christmas eve and by they time they found a place to stay after escaping the camp, it was already Christmas day.
According to his Facebook post, the surviving soldiers had stayed in hiding while they watched the insurgents burned down their camp. He revealed that they had only known that it was Christmas when a civilian came to greet them and wished them happy Christmas.
Pius revealed that the surviving soldiers, including himself burst out laughing after the man wished them. He expressed that many of them had also gone sober immediately after laughing.
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However, in another post on Facebook, the man who was sad about how he spent his Christmas eve and Christmas, later expressed joy that his family members and many Nigerians are safe from insurgents because of what they go through as soldiers.
Despite not eating or enjoying the special day, the soldier who also had a dislocated wrist, wished Nigerians well on Christmas say.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian lady had cried out on social media to mourn her late soldier husband who was due for a promotion. She had revealed that her late husband was going to be promoted to the rank of Captain.
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