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What You know about the protest by Nigerian Army in Sambisa

Report has it that soldiers of the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army who are drafted to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgence,are said to had complained of maltreatment by their senior officers, today as its stands, they are said to have been shooting sporadically in a protest against the way they are been maltreated by their senior officers, and threatening to kill any officer who stands in their way. 

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The report quoted a military source as saying: “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 report said the commander of the brigade, Col AG Laka, could not immediately be reached for his reaction while the Nigerian Army is yet to issue a statement.

Spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, was said to have refused to comment on the development.

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