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
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“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.