Media reports indicates that there is a complete breakdown of order and discipline at the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army. The report states that the soldiers deployed to rout Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest in Borno State turned against their officers and fired gunshots indiscriminately.
The troops complained of general mistreatment and threatened to kill any officer that stood in their way.
“The brigade is based in Bama but is currently deployed at Bula Bello in Sambisa for Operation Rescue Final ”
“But suddenly soldiers started mutinying at 6AM today, firing in all directions and threatening to pull out of the operation”.
“As some of them fire gunshots, some started preparing vehicles to move out of location. They also warned officers to steer clear or they would be shot dead.
“They are saying their commanders have been treating them badly and telling them lies. As I speak to you, the firing is still going on, and there is confusion everywhere.”
The Nigerian Army is yet to issue a statement on the incident.
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