Civilians, Soldiers, and Politicians

If he were a civilian, Chike would have had sympathies, would have tried to puzzle out the rights and wrongs of each side, but his military training disposed him to neutrality. It was for politicians to decide who they fought and why, which causes were just and which were not. Soldiers dealt in orders alone

Welcome To Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo

No wonder the politicians are so hated – manipulating the civilians, and ordering the soldiers.

(Even if, at times, all they are manipulating are the dormant evils already inside those civilians or soldiers).

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