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Soldiers Mutiny in Sambisa Forest over Maltreatment




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Soldiers of the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, deployed to Sambisa forest to deal a final blow to Boko haram terrorists have reportedly gone berserk, firing shots into all directions, threatening to kill any officer that stands on their way.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, a military insider said:

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 Army has not issued a statement on the said incident, and when contacted, its spokesperson Col. Sani Usman declined to comment on the issue.


  1. Busola I

    December 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    First SGF is depriving children of food by diverting funds to cut grass, now soldiers in the fore front are protesting neglect. Please remind me again- why is dasuki being detained? His arrest definitely does not deter the corrupt. Sad country

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      “First SGF is depriving children of food by diverting funds to cut grass”
      LOOL! Hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time.

      “Please remind me again- why is dasuki being
      detained? His arrest definitely does not deter the corrupt.”
      He is being detained because that is what he deserves. It might not deter his fellow thieves, but 1 powerful, corrupt murderer behind bars is a victory for every Nigerian and a tiny step forward.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    December 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This is expected.
    So many soldiers have died or gone MIA in the past few months but you barely hear a thing. The higher ups cover it up and give the false impression that they are making progress in the war against Boko Haram.
    The only reason we heard about it the last time was because Lt Col Abu Ali was among those killed. The stories I hear from an in-law there about the condition of the soldiers are just bad.
    They are poorly fed.
    Their allowances are never fully paid.
    They are forced to go head on into battles without any intelligence.
    Their weapons usually jam after 4-5 shots.
    I mean, AK-47s are held in high regard for being smooth and resistant to jamming, so it makes you wonder how old and how bad those guns have to be for them to jam frequently.
    And to make it worse, morale is at an all-time low.
    Some pot-bellied top officials just sit in the comfort and safety of their air-conditioned offices and maltreat people who risk their lives in the unforgiving weather just so Nigerians can be safe.
    This country is just a big mess.


    December 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    There is no smoke without fire. The Nigerian Army should this time be investigating/court Marshall the so called commanding officers responsible for this, if found wanting for what the enlisted solders has alleged. Remember, the last time when something similar to this happened,? Enlisted solders was court marshalled and found guilty of those offenses by the out of torch senior officers and sentenced to death. While those responsible for stealing all money earmarked for the purchase of ammunitions and helicopters etc needed to prosecute the war against Boko Haram are today enjoying their loot. I understand Mr. Dasuki is in jail and able to afford the best lawyers money can buy, while others was able to cut the best deals for themselves with the EFCC. Nigeria government should charge Dasuki and others with TREASON as soon as possible instead of treating their cases with kids gloves.
    President Buhari intervened only to render a partial justice to those poor solders whose death sentences was commuted to life in prison. Where is justice in that? There must be a congent reason why the solders have once again started to demonstrate again Nigeria needs a higher troops moral in order to successfully see the end of Boko Haram. A word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

  4. CHEEK

    December 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm


  5. EE

    December 17, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Probably saw the wedding pics TBH.

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