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[story] Astray In Love

Episode 3

I came back from site around 4pm, i met my

mum at home and i ask her if she was able to

raise anything. She gave me the sum of 6,000

Naira, i added it to this 4,000 Naira Bode gave

to me at the site including the 1,500 that was

given to me by bode boss for the work i did. I

went straight to the market and purchased all

that i needed. The next morning, i dressed up

and i was about leaving when my mum started

crying, i asked her why she was crying and she

said she heard that people use to die or got

their legs broken in Depot Nigeria Army. I

smile, patted her shoulder and told her that all i

needed is her prayer, she then pray for me for

about 5 minutes and i cut her short. I told her i

have to leave now in order for me not to be

late. Kenny help me to the park with my bags

and i left for Abeokuta.

We were properly checked before entering the

luxurious bus, it was my first time entering it

as i have not embark on a long distance

journey before. We go to kaduna after about 16

hours drive, we all form one single line as we

moved into the training premises with out bags

on our head.

Inside there was a different world entirely as

we are going to spend our 6 months of training

without stepping out till we finish. The first

training we received was the removal of our

civilian mentality and replacing it with Military

mentality, that day wasn’t funny at all, it was

that same day i realized why soldiers are

always wicked and the reason why they don’t

take nonsense from any bloody civilian. We

were been addressed as recruit, that’s the

general title giving to everybody in training and

not until you pass out before that title will be

lifted and replaced with your rank.

Two months gone and it still looks like i have

just spent 2 years and i will still have to spend

another 4 years, it was hell but i kept on

enduring because i have to make a lot of

people proud, making my mum proud remains

my number 1 priority. I kept on following the

adage that says to be a man is not a day job

and that nothing good comes easy. These

words keep moving me and pushing me beyond

my limit even wen i felt i can’t meet up with

one or two task given to me. One day i said to

myself, truly! WHO NO COME NO GO KNOW!

Five months gone and i started seeing my self

as a soldier because we are been treated like a

soldier. No more beating, we dress well to

class, we now putting on Camouflage, everyday

Rehearsal on our passing out parade (POP). I

can’t just imagine myself becoming a soldier in

one month time, it’s a dream to come true.

At last! I’m a soldier! I can’t believed what my

eyes are seeing, If u have ever gone through

what i went through then u would know what i

meant. Victory is from God alone, I said to

myself while i change to civil wears. I wanted

to go and explore the town for the past 6

months. The next day, those of us that were

posted to the corps of Artillery were ordered to

pack our belongings as our vehicles are ready

and we will be moving to Kachia LGA there in

Kaduna State. We got to the barracks and were

welcomed to the corps school. The Admin

Officer told us that where we are now is the

Corps of Artillery school and here is where we

will be attending all our courses throughout our

carrier as an artillery soldier. He further

explained that we will be here for the duration

of 3 months and all we will learn is the basic

things about the corps. From the way am

seeing things, it all getting interesting as i am

now expose into new life entirely.


Posted by on February 19, 2019.

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