Nigerian Army Reportedly Asks Bereaved Soldiers’ Families To Pay To Transport Their Deceased Loved Ones From Military Hospital

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The Nigerian army recently accused by soldiers of embezzlement for poor feeding, has come under the spot light again for reportedly asking families of killed soldiers to pay for coffins and the transportation costs to move their deceased loved soldiers from the Military hospital in Kaduna to their homes.

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Fisayo Soyimbo wrote:

“Why is @HQNigerianArmy asking families of soldiers killed by bandits in Katsina to provide the transportation & the coffin to convey the corpses from the 44 Military Hospital in Kaduna to their home states for burial? Is this how we intend to reward the labours of our heroes? 1/2

“For people who have paid the supreme price for this country, it can’t be too much for the Army to wholly organise how their bodies are sent home and buried with dignity, regardless of wherever in this country their families want them laid to rest. 2/2”