Mutiny: Army To Institute Board Of Inquiry Into Maimalari Shooting

State of emergency in three states of NigeriaThe newly established 7 Division of the Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry into the remote and immediate causes of the mutiny by soldiers in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, a statement by the Defence Headquarters yesterday said.

Information Nigeria reports that angry soldiers fired some shots into the air when the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Maj. Gen. Ahmadu Mohammed, visited the barracks located within the metropolis to calm frayed nerves over the killing of some soldiers.

A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, however, said the situation had been brought under control.

The statement said: “The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the conduct of soldiers who fired some shots today while the General Officers Commanding was addressing troops in Maimalari cantonment Maiduguri.

“The incident occurred when the bodies of four soldiers who died in an ambush while returning from patrol duties in Chibok were being conveyed to the morgue.

“There is calm in the cantonment and all normal operations activities are ongoing”.

Meanwhile, there were indications last night that the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, sent a team to Maiduguri for preliminary stock-taking of the mutiny.

A source said: “The CDS has sent a team of senior officials to the 7 Division for preliminary findings. This is without prejudice to the board of inquiry which will be set up”.

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  • there is so many wrong in wat is goin on nowadays,smethg speaking and indicating smethg bt we not seeing it yet,for the soldiers to go wrong smethg is hitting them hard,jst becos all dey do is to follow the last order evn wen it wrong or not gving them the ability or liberty or freedom or power to fight for wat they are recruit,that is fighting for there dear country and the citizen which was the primary objective. i think more intelligent,more clear initiatives to really understnd the reasons for all the do and dont. May God help us and help our country

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