Wife of Soldier Who Called Out Buratai in Viral Video Arrested For Seeking Husband's Release
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Mrs Victoria, wife of Lance Corporal Martins, has been arrested for allegedly granting an interview over her husband’s arrest.
Lance Corporal Martins came to national retribution a week ago when he discharged a video complaining about the failing war against insurgency in the north-east. The distressed officer explicitly called out Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen Tukur Buratai, for the failings of in the war against Boko Haram.
Soon after the video became a web sensation, he was arrested and moved to the Army Headquarters in Abuja. There has been no word of him since that moment.
Few days after the incident, his wife granted a meeting to SaharaReporters where she said they didn't have a clue how to adapt in his nonappearance.
The wife of Lance Corporal Martins, said
“A day prior to when he posted the video, he called me to asked for airtime to buy data, however I didn't send it to him since he revealed to me that he needed to post a video about the issues/ptoblem they are facing in the military.
“He told me to get ready for the worst. Along these lines, I didn't send him the airtime since I don't need him to get into trouble by uploading the video.
“I asked him where do we start as a family. Be that as it may, he said I should man up, that I've been the one dealing with the family before now."
She said her husband is someone who can't cease from saying the truth due to a favour or fear.
She continued saying;
“Day before yesterday, he was off duty and he resumed duty yesterday. He made a video call with the kids after he resumed at the workplace.
“30 minutes later, he called that they've arrested him and they are taking him to the guard room.
He said if you hear from me, fine, if you don’t hear from me, fine.
“My husband's principle issue/objection is that there is no ammo to fight in the North-East, no ammo, on the off chance that you grumble it's an issue.
“They don't pay them well. Navy get more compensation, armed force don't get every one of their recompenses that ought to be given to them.
“I can't get notification from him, they've collected his telephone and his colleague would prefer not to release information about him."