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Nigerian Army Colonel Orders Troops To Burn APCs & Flee From Boko Haram

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Nigerian Army Colonel Orders Troops To Burn APCs & Flee From Boko Haram

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Oct 11, 2014 – Nigerian Army Colonel Who Ordered Soldiers To Burn APCs & Flee From Boko Haram Arrested In Borno State

An unidentified army colonel has been arrested along with some junior officers after fleeing from Boko Haram Jihadists in Borno state. The colonel was commanding a team of 3 Armoured Personnel Carriers and ground troops between Gulak and Madagali when he ordered the troops to set the APCs on fire and run into the bush to escape from Boko Haram terrorists approaching them.

There was no justifiable reason for the action as the APCs have the firing power of 1.5kilometres or even more, and they ought to have outgunned the poorly equipped Boko Haram terrorists approaching nearby in six Hilux vehicles. With the APCs burnt, the officer reportedly led his men to escape into the bush. Saturday Vanguard, which reported this story said the Army authorities were outraged over the development and ordered the arrest of both the commander, the junior officers as well as the soldiers under his command.

Military sources who spoke with the newspaper deemed the action ‘’embarrassing’’ and a setback to the military push in the area.

Until then, the paper repoted, “the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army who commenced the putsch to rout Boko Haram terrorists from Bazza, Michika, Gulak and Madagali from Vimtim, had successfully dealt with, and inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists up till Gulak”.

The Colonel was said to have been informed about the approaching Boko Haram militants.

“However, rather than blasting and taking out the terrorists in their pick-up vans; he ordered his soldiers to jump out of the APC’s and set the armoured tanks on fire, without realising that he was being monitored. This was shocking because the terrorists were armed with weaponry which were grossly inferior to the firepower of the Nigerian Army Amoured tanks. After accomplishing the sabotage act, the Colonel and the junior officers and soldiers ran away into the bush, claiming that they were overpowered by a better armed group of Boko Haram terrorists,’’ Saturday Vanguard said.

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  1. bezo

    October 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    he is still better off than the ones that led troops to be killed. He is a hero

    • Atat

      October 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Hero my foot.

  2. Conscience 1

    October 11, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    “He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day”-Oliver Goldsmith (1730 – 1774)Perhaps the Army Generals should come to the battle field to face Boko Haram, rather than just castigating the junior officers. I rest my case!

  3. tina

    October 11, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    I knw say na bezo go talk dat kind tin

  4. Jilo

    October 11, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    There is a danger. The National Security of Nigeria as a Nation has eroded to zero. This administration has to do something before this Country cease to exist.Those in the helm of power in this Country are busy sharing money and left the security of this Country in the terrorist and pretend all is well. Anyway my believe is when the bomb explode you may not even have an access to the stolen money talkless of enjoying the loot. The president of this Country as a commander in chief of Armed forces has to carry out total overhauling of the Army. It has become a perpetual habit of pro-Jonathan group by saying that Jonathan is not cause of Nigeria problem or insecurity but the fact still remain that he is in charge and he has sworn to do the job. If he cannot effect any change, then we don’t need him as No.1 man. The position of presidency is not for financial gain but to serve people. Prior the independence time the Northerners Hausa/Fulani have enlisted and embedded themselves in Nigeria Army that is why they are many in the Military and they do not regard or respect any high ranking Officers from any other ethnic tribe especially from the southern hemisphere. That was the reason during the Abacha’s regime, Al-Mustapha as Lt. Col was insubordinate to his senior Major General Oladipo Diya. He blocked Diya access to Abacha many times. Well, this is another topic for another day. Meanwhile let Commander in chief take the first step by having a close meeting with top chiefs to make necessary repairs and adjustment and come with one voice on how to uproot Boko Haram instead of amassing undesirable wealth.

  5. zee

    October 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    I wish to meet these bezo

  6. Joe

    October 12, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    The man did the best thing because life is precious for him.

  7. sir prophet

    October 12, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Waitin concerned me self,de north shud go ahead and kill deselves. 4 dat Colnel he did well bcos life has no duplicate.

  8. sharton

    October 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Oturugbeke our military dey fall naija hand seriously any way sha dariss God oo.

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