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Army Sets Up Board Of Inquiry Into Maimalari Barracks Shooting

Kayode Adelowokan

Following an outrage that broke out Wednesday at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, while the General Officers Commanding the cantonment was addressing the troops, the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has said it will institute a military board of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the conduct of soldiers who fired some gunshots during the protest.

nigerian-soldiersThe Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said this in a statement made available to journalists.

Olukolade in the statement explained that “the incident occurred when the corpses of 4 soldiers who died in an ambush while returning from patrol duties in Chibok was being conveyed to the morgue.”

He however assured that “there is calm in the cantonment and all normal operations activities are ongoing.”

Maj-Gen Ahmed Mohammed escaped unhurt after soldiers shot at his car at the Maimalari barracks, the sources said.

The soldiers blamed him for the killing of their colleagues in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants.



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