Recall that few days ago, the self acclaimed Peter Obi Pilgin Translator took to his Twitter handle to share screenshots of his conversation with the unknown soldier, who was an alleged childhood friend.
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According to him, the men of the Nigerian army are suffering and are in urgent need of assistance.
“Nigerian Soldiers Are Suffering & They Need Help. My Soldier friend had this conversation with me today.We met in school and he was one of the brightest brains in my department. He’s been fighting in the Northeast for 3years now.
“He has missed the birth of his 3 kids due to military duties, yet his salary is below 60k. I told him I would post this here to give hope to other soldiers, that help will find them someday. But for my friend, I would do all I can to get him back on track. By God’s grace 🙏,” he captioned the post.
The tweet, which has garnered over 1,000 retweets, 288 quotes, 3,510 likes and 103 bookmarks, seemed to have touched a soft spot as many Nigerians started donating funds to support the said soldier.
However, it has also touched some section of the public who believed the story was made up, either to make the army authority looks bad or scam Nigerians.
According to a popular Twitter user and a recognised member of the country’s ruling party, Woye, the story was not true.
In his own submission, Man of Letters claimed that the fraud jumped out at him with the image of a baby used in the alleged conversation. While sharing a similar copy of the image sourced from the internet, Man of Letters marveled at how the gullibility of Nigerians is been explored.
“Just as I said earlier, this guy is a fantastic “content creator” (read Bombastic Liar). Here’s the photo of the newborn his non-existent soldier friend sent to him. The story didn’t look true from first glance but Nigerians can be disturbingly gullible. God help this county,” he wrote.
Read the full gist in the screenshots below.
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