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Gunshots, confusion as soldiers shoot at senior officers

16 December 2016, 16:26

Borno - There is confusion in Borno as soldiers with the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army  turned  against their officers and fired  gunshots in all directions.

People familiar with the matter said the troops complained of mistreatment and then began to shoot indiscriminately, threatening to kill any officer who stands on 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 (Friday), 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.” a military insider told Premium Times

Also read:Buhari accuses Jonathan of encouraging army mutiny 

“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.” He added.

The Nigerian Army is yet to issue a statement on the incident.

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