I am John, a serving solider with the Nigerian Armed forces. I joined the Nigerian military some 15 years ago, at the formative stages of my ascension to adulthood. I was young, vivacious, brimming with verve and gusto, unwavering in my quest to serve my fatherland.
I joined the military in a period of ‘warlessness’. I was more of a sedentary soldier, attached as a security aide to a frontline politician within the state.