In recent times, the Nigerian army has been shelling out relatively positive reports on the progress they are making in their fight against Boko Haram.
What you may not know about this is the fact that quite a number of women are in the army actively fighting for Nigeria’s safety too!
These patriotic amazons risk their lives and face conditions that even full-fledged men have fled. They are barely equipped with scant training and obsolete weapons.
Fuelled by their determination, these women are active members of the counter-insurgency t that is quickly turning the terror of Nigeria for the past 6 years- Boko Haram- to minced meat.
One of such women is Aisha Bakari Gombi
Aisha Bakari Gombi is a woman commander from Gombi Local Government.
She says her motivation is to ensure the protection of Nigeria’s territorial integrity and to also ensure that the country remained united.
In her words–
“I know I have only one life and one day that life is going to be snuffed out of me, but I consider it noteworthy to sacrifice that life to protect women, children, the aged and the down trodden because in most instances, they are the worst affected by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
“Whenever I heard that Boko Haram struck villages killing children, women and the aged, I always have a feeling of emptiness within me as I know if strong willed people acted, the Boko Haram imbroglio will be a thing of the past.
“So I availed myself at the first opportunity to be involved in the fight against these dreaded monsters when the opportunity came and I can tell you, that I have never regretted my involvement in the war which led to the liberation of many communities and saved a number of lives,” Gombi said.“I have no feeling trampling on any Boko Haram villain as they deserved to be treated like the common villains they are and such need to be shown the way to perdition for all of us to get peace and harmony in our communities.”
“Boko Haram is an ungodly contraption and needs no mercy from us and since we started our operations, we have been giving them a run for their money in the game they understand the best until we make sure that the villains are all crushed.
“They are men and women of hell and we shall ensure that they get a quick sentence to where they rightly deserve; the hell,” she said.
Agnes Jeremiah is another woman commanders from Demsa Local
She was involved in all the operations that led to the routing of Boko Haram insurgents across Adamawa State
Her major motivation was to crush Boko haram insurgents.
Keep going ladies!