Seasoned embedded journalist, Jibrin Ndace, authors 3 books on ‘Insurgency Horrors’
One of Nigeria’s most celebrated embedded journalists, Jibrin Baba Ndace, is set to launch his first ever trilogy, which highlights the ‘Nigeria’s Armed Forces War Against Boko Haram-ISWAP Insurgency’, in the North East.
The books are titled “walking the war front with Lt. Gen. TY Buratai, “Duty Call Under Buratai’s Command” and finally “The Lonely Grave”, a collection of poems.
In a statement, Ndace said that the public presentation of the books will be held in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja on a soon-to-be announced date.
He described his trilogy as a must read for everyone seeking to have deep insight and pictorial evidence on Nigeria’s counter-insurgency warfare in the most ravaging moments.
Speaking further on why he embarked on the project which took him five years of hard work, Ndace, immediate-past Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, noted that he was encouraged by the need to create an experience on the war against insurgency in Nigeria.
“These books were inspired by many veterans who fought on and off the war field.
“Soldiers who sacrificed their lives to serve our great nation, the courage they showcased and the aftermath of their gruesome experiences.
“Amongst many soldiers and servicemen, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai occupies a large part of the storytelling.
“Lt. Gen TY Buratai is a retired Nigerian army Lieutenant General, Former chief of Army staff, who was appointed in 2015 and retired in January of 2021,” he said.
On the scope of the book, the ace defence correspondent, explained that his trilogy will be an unexpected experience expressed through first-hand accounts, poems, photographs, and powerful storytelling, witnessing the courage and sacrifice of soldiers, the brutal realities of combat, and the toll that war takes on both the human body and the human mind.
A military officer who saw the manuscripts of the books, had this to say: “These books, which have taken Jibrin over 5 years to successfully complete, have taken a lot of sweat, blood and tears. These books are not just mere stories but actual realities. NOT just through his eyes, but also through the experiences of other Servicemen”.
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