Photo: Soldier Forces Corps Members To Do Frog Jump With Their Boxes On Their Head

Screen_20130305_183711For those who have undergone the mandatory one year of national service to the father land or have relatives or friends who have ‘served’ or still in service, it is not uncommon to hear tales of military brutality and high handedness during the three weeks of orientation/camping activities.

The photo to the left tells a very well-known story – of graduates dehumanized and meted all sorts of punishment in the name of discipline.

The people in the photo are graduates who reportedly came late to their camp in Nasarawa State, north-central Nigeria and were forced to do the frog jump with their boxes on their head by a soldier on duty.

Is this punishment justified or is it simply demeaning?


  1. No mind all these soldiers na so dem dey treat graduates like piece of thrash. Govt should jst scrap these scheme coz it doesn’t make sense. They should empower the youth with the money instead of slaughtering cows 4 camp officials to eat and in return subject KOPERS to all sought of hardship.

  2. Its fun, not punishment. D first day we entered camp(isselu uku) we wia asked to carry our bags on our hand, d 1st pesin in d queue will b d driver while d last person who was d conductor was asked to b shouting ‘run oh! Run oh!’ lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. Are you sure they are corp members or boko-harams coming to infiltrate the camp? & why should they come late to camp? I know its an orientation camp which implies (still learning) so why worry about frog jump. You pple should tell us better things

  4. this is not punishment but the fun in the service year the drills there is just to train some people that when u r travelling u need to carry what u will be able to carry even under any situation not travelling with bag n bagages.Plz allow those soldiers to do their job.Thanks

  5. The incident should be reported first to the state NYSC coordinator who must call the soldiers n military men there to order,apologies should be tendered to the Affected student by both the military Authorities in the camp n the Nysc authority. Finally the graduates themselves should ask themselves one question,should I be Humiliated bc of Nysc? Then resist such command the Heavens will not falls.