Few days after Governors from the North-East urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use mercenaries to fight Boko Haram, the former Military contractors earlier engaged by Nigeria have vowed never to set foot in the country again.
Source gathered that the mercenaries, during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, fought Boko Haram terrorist in Sambisa forest.
However, after the recent attack that left about 43 rice farmers dead in Koshebe village, in Borno state, calls have been made for the fighters to come back and lend a helping hand.
Speaking to newsmen, one of the facilitators of ‘Soldiers of fortune’ decried the persecution and prosecution of foreigners and Nigerian counterparts who participated in the war after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.
He said: “In fact, some of our covert operations and activities of operatives in Nigeria including incurred casualties were exposed as working for mercenaries. Imagine that even highly classified and coded transactions for operational purposes were exposed as corruption.”
“It’s easier to confirm what we did because we were able to recover dozens of towns from Boko Haram from at least three states in the North-East at the time. This is an open secret.”
He also disclosed that some payments for operations executed are still outstanding.
The senior contractor stated that the mercenaries find it difficult to work in a country where their operations, strategy and thinking are exposed to the media and judicial processes.