Army detains General for running from Boko Haram

Army detains General for running from Boko Haram

Monday, October 6, 2014 7:41 am

Nigeria’s military authorities have detained an army general who fled into the bush with his troops to avoid confrontation with an advancing Boko Haram militants.

According to Vanguard online, the general was coordinating the military onslaught to dislodge several Boko Haram terrorists from Bama, Gwoza, Madagali, Michika and other communities in Borno and Adamawa states. The Boko Haram militants had since imposed their Caliphate on the captured territory.

The General was accused of providing poor leadership and failing to instil confidence in the soldiers, resulting in many soldiers allegedly abandoning the fight against the terrorists while many were killed.

The Vanguard quoting sources, disclosed that when the Boko Haram insurgents came in full force to attack Bama,some top brass of the unit offered no resistance by running into the bush. The insurgents reportedly entered the Brigade Headquarters and looted the Armoury. They also carted away military vehicles and tanks.

Vanguard was told that some of the commanders were rescued from the bush by a battalion deployed at Konduga, which was stationed about 15 kilometers behind Bama, the last deployment before Maiduguri.

According to the source; after seizing the equipment at the 21 Brigade Bama, the terrorists used the same weapons to attack the infantry battalion at Konduga but met their waterloo where hundreds of the Boko Haram insurgents were killed.

It was further gathered that after running away from Bama, some top brass of the brigade and about 800 troops went straight to Maiduguri instead of joining the troops in Konduga to repel the attack.

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  • darkthoughtz says:

    Life is precious and every one loves his/her life, even an animal that’s about to be slaughtered, struggles and screams, more or less man.The field and the office, are two different world’s, don’t pray to be that situation, so when you judge reason like you’re out the in the field not the office.

  • felixoti says:

    Nooo! There was no running and hiding by anyone, this was a “tactical maneuver” to draw the enemy into a trap (Chris told us so); why is the story now changing?

    Arresting and prosecuting these soldiers will add weight to the claim that most of the Nigerian soldiers sent to battle BH have nothing to fight with, or have low morale due to non-payment of entitlements. Did the military not vehemently deny all of these claims?

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