Is it not ‘soldiering’ an occupation? A profession.
Injuries, whatever degree it might have been, or will be, are part and parcel of what we call ‘occupational hazards’.
The government, be it pre or post independence have never impose on the youth of this country to don the uniform. Therefore, a man who dare to step forward on his own accord and accept induction must expect and know the accompanying risks.
Soldiering are no bed of roses. It is a profession that require ‘unselfishness and sacrifices’.
And sacrifice means “a surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable…”.
A surrender of something…it could be one’s life, freedom or mobility.
So, why the farce.
Why not scrutinize the terms and conditions of the ‘peace agreement’. Why not detest profusely when other communist leaders were allowed to return?
It begs an answer.