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Reactions as Nigerian soldier refuses to stand up to recite National Anthem (Watch video)



A Nigerian military officer has gotten people talking after he refused to recite the National Anthem.

A video making the rounds online shows the soldier sitting down while guests stood up when Nigeria’s National Anthem was being sang at an event.

The man who was in full uniform just sat and bent his head and refused to stand up until the recital was over.

Someone who attended the same event captured the moment on tape and it generated mixed reactions online.

Some netizens took his side and said he is probably tired of the happenings in the country and he does not feel like the anthem inspires confidence, while others argued that as an military officer he is bound by duty to recite the anthem irrespective of his sentiments

Watch the video below:

teeh_lyfstyle; The country don tire everybody

tun_mise_; Everybody dey blame am but me I understand; Only am sabi wetin him don see for sambisa forest

orfega007; Stand strong don tire

travis_bliss; Baba is tired of serving

chidubem_darlington042; He know say that Anthem na wash

wrldprincecharming; This country made him emotionally downcast

alhakeemy_001; Mood when govt refuse to pay salary

wp_fame; Una dey use this camera 🎥 spoil pple life.. he’s going to be punished 💯.. as social media dey help pple he dey spoil life’s too.. may God help us

mercigrey_; He is going through a lot, naija don tire am.

iampeters.mildred; Who National Anthem help for this country my belle o

ollyporshglow_skincare; Soldier they think something else them they sing national anthem, thinking no be the same.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force have dismissed Opeyemi Kadiri, a police corporal, who was captured in a recent viral video assaulting a young man in Lagos State.

In the footage, the armed officer was having an exchange with the victim who challenged him for forcefully searching his phone.

A statement released by Force Spokesperson, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday, said Opeyemi was dismissed after an orderly room trial at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The statement said: “The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, to that effect.

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