A Nigerian soldier serving in the Boko Haram held Northeast region says Plateau people must learn to defend themselves during attacks before seeking military intervention.

The soldier (name withheld) involved in anti-Boko Haram combat in Borno's Sambisa forest said most soldiers are no longer defenders of the defenseless.

His concerns followed frequent complaints against military complacency on the management of conflict in Plateau state.

This platform received the soldier's comments after its recent report of an assault on COCIN hospital Panyam in Central Plateau's Mangu LGA.