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Military commander who recaptured Damboa transferred out

18 September 2014, 10:27 Peregrino Brimah

What has been exposed as top military sabotage of the so-called war against Boko Haram, has not yet ended in the Nigerian military according to continuing reports from the battle front.

Nigeria’s top Boko Haram negotiator, Australian Dr. Stephen Davis recently revealed that Nigeria’s former Military chief, General Azubuike Ihejirika is a top sponsor of the Boko Haram terrorist group. This perplexing revelation answered hundreds of questions Nigerians had on why one of the best armies in Africa remained unable to defeat a handful of ragtag terrorists living in harsh conditions like Robinson Crusoe in circumscribed jungles in the northeast.

But since this army chief was sacked this January, we have continued to receive disturbing reports of a continuation of top military level, army chief implicated, sabotage of the so-called operations against Boko Haram. The sabotage sacrifices men of the Nigerian army and allows Boko Haram recoup continuously and conscript more young youth from the north, creating a permanent, endless cycle of loss of life of Nigerian northern youth.

Also Read: Govt accused of shielding alleged Boko Haram sponsor

Most recently it was complained to us that the recent valiant action of an army commander in recovering Damboa from the hands of Boko Haram last August, surprisingly earned him a transfer and got him replaced. This is very hard to believe, but our sources have confirmed that Maj. Gen D. M. Kachalla who led his men bravely and tactically and was able to recapture Damboa from the Boko Haram terrorists was immediately thereafter removed from his post and transferred out of Borno State.

Maj. Gen D. M. Kachalla with his special force defeated Boko Haram and reclaimed Damboa without any causality on the army side.

It has been noted that the Special task force who defeated Boko Haram in 2013 after the state of emergency was declared, and killed the original Shekau in August of that year were all transferred out of the State likewise by the Military chief that very August shortly after they reported killing the original Shekau and that was when the stationary army division 7 was suddenly used to replace the effective JTF and Boko Haram was allowed to forcibly conscript more unfortunate northern youth and the sect was allowed to recover fully.

Evidence suggests a level of cooperation between the leaders of Boko Haram and Nigeria’s implicated army chiefs. Military vehicles and weapons are left for the terrorists and capable army commanders are transferred out. Also the Civilian-JTF who Boko Haram hates and fears the most were significantly undermined and incapacitated by the former head of the army, General Ihejirika. They remain sidelined and obstructed from engaging and sacking Boko Haram under the current Military Chief, General Kenneth Minimah.

The United States Assistant Secretary for Africa Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield this week described the Nigerian military as literally a sham now, stating that it has lost practically all left of its reputation.

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