I saw this picture and a few others on the blogs today. It was reported
as a pre-wedding photoshoot and the characters involved are supposedly
an intending couple.
Many have hailed it as creative and that just
lacerates my heart because it’s obvious we as a people have eventually
accepted as normal that which is absolutely abnormal. A soldier, no
matter the posting is ultimately trained for combat. They are programmed
for battle. In brighter climes, you will never see a soldier in public.
They’re either in the barracks or the war front. I’m suppressing the
urge to compare and contrast so I will just ask some questions. Is a
soldier supposed to hold a gun or a stick? Is a soldier meant to punish a
civilian? Is a soldier meant to assault? Is a soldier meant to obey
traffic laws? Is a soldier meant to seize camouflage apparel worn by
civilians? Is a soldier above the law? I beg to be informed. Help wipe
off my ignorance. I wish the couple a happy union ! And shout out to the
true soldiers out there defending the existence of Nigeria with their
lives and the fine officers who have maintained the dignity of this
revered profession in the face of this skewed practices!