“There were indications, weekend, that the Army High Command has ordered the arrest and detention of a Brigadier-General attached to the 3rd Division of the Nigerian Army (names with-
held) over allegations of negligence that gave
Boko Haram terrorists an opportunity to overrun some communities in Borno State recently.
Vanguard gathered that the senior officer who hails from one of the states in the South West,
was the officer coordinating the military onslaught to dislodge several Boko Haram terrorists from Bama, Gwoza, Madagali, Michika and other communities in Borno and Adamawa states that
later fell into the hands of the terrorists.
The General was accused of providing poor leadership and failed to instil confidence in the
soldiers, resulting in several soldiers allegedly abandoning the fight against the terrorists while
several of them lost their lives.
According to the source, 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 source disclosed that the insurgents entered the Brigade Headquarters and Armoury freely and carted away 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.
The Military high command was
said to be furious that the insurgents after taking over Bama and killing hundreds of civilians ransacked the armoury
with no soldier offering resistance, leaving the insurgents to have a free day.
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