We sometimes like to conclude our interviews with questions on a dilemma: If you are surrounded by leaders of Boko haram, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and you have one bullet left, who would you pull the trigger on, and why?
At this stage, considering the consequences of allowing this insurgency to fester through the African region and beyond, what should the US Army be doing despite their fears in the Nigerian Army?
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In an interview granted zeeny360.com by a Nigerian born US Army Captain, we got an insight into some of the workings of the US military from a human angle perspective. Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday talks about Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Gays in the army and marriage, among others.
Captain Iheanyichukwu loves his job, stating: “Love what I do, which is, helping US troops to draw near to God. Three of my troops baptized this year through my preaching of the gospel to them.”
- Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday is a Nigerian born US Soldier © facebook
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: You will be given 6 years to finish the master degree while a candidate after getting your bachelor degree. Master degree for divinity takes three years. But you must have your bachelor first.
Eze V. Uwaezuoke: That means you must have spent some time in the service. Back to your modus operandi, how do you reconcile the killings by the army with your position that ‘Man of God no dey carry gun?’
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: Man of God is to reconcile warring parties through gospel and to support the troops with the word of God. Nations can take arms against each other through their troops. God is not against killing when done through the command of your nation but is against killing when you do it deliberately own your own. That is where the command comes to play: Thou shall not kill (individual) not a nation state.
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: Telling them they are doing the right thing by defending their nation, state, but must fight according to Geneva Convention which says among others ‘you must not kill a person who has surrendered and must not maltreat a prisoner of war.’ If they do, God will hold them accountable as well as US government.
Eze V. Uwaezuoke: Some in the US Army have been charged with war crimes, like in Iraq & Afghanistan, how does the US Army ensure they are tried justly & why aren't they usually tried by laws of the land where the crimes have been committed?
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: US refused to give them certain weapons since Nigeria may not maintain them and it can fall in the hand of the terror group. Also, US noted corruption among the rank and file of those in the authority and in the armed forces in fighting the terror group and Nigeria government was not serious in doing something about it.
Eze V. Uwaezuoke: At this stage, considering the consequences of allowing this insurgency to fester through the African region and beyond, what should the US Army be doing despite their fears in the Nigerian Army?
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: My family will be first. If my wife does not support me I will resign my commission, and that is why I have to look for soul mate that will support me and see my job as a missionary to the troops.
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: Well, I value commitment more than love. I look for commitment in a woman but not necessarily love. Because love without commitment will short live and that is why so many divorce in our society. People claim to be in love but before you know it, it is all over because of no commitment.
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: It is when that woman is committed to God. When woman is serious with God and committed to obeying Him, then know that she will be committed to you. I want my woman to love God more than me.
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: That is where prayer and fasting come in to play. God can help u through prayer and fasting to know. And if you are willing to listen to that silent voice after praying and fasting, you will not go wrong. I have experienced it.
Captain Iheanyichukwu Sunday: Well, Christ knows that there is evil in the world. He also knows that if a nation state is not ready for war an evil nation can conquer them and impose their will on them. Therefore, though a Christian must not support war or nations fighting each other, they cannot stop evil nations from seeking to conquer and role like what Russia is doing now.
Or like what ISIS is doing to harmless christians in Iraqi. So must a christian fold his hand and allow evil to strife?
Eze V. Uwaezuoke: We sometimes like to conclude our interviews with questions on a dilemma: If you are surrounded by leaders of Boko haram, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and you have one bullet left, who would you pull the trigger on, and why?