Over 10 Senior Officers Arrested Over Baga Attack

Over 10 Senior Officers Arrested Over Baga Attack

By News Desk | The Trent on January 31, 2015
Chris Olukolade
FILE: Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade speaks to journalists from The Associated Press in an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (Photo Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell)

Over 10 senior military officers have been arrested by the Nigerian Army over their inefficiency in repelling an attack by extremist sect, Boko Haram on Baga town in Borno State on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade revealed that among those arrested were a Brigadier-General – Enitan Ransome-Kuti –  his Chief of Staff Lt. Colonel G.A Suru, the Commanding Officer of 134 and 174 battalions, Lt. Colonel Haruna and Major Aliyu respectively with both battalions serving under the Multi-National Task Joint Task Force (MNJTF) set up by countries affected by the insurgency.

Olukolade further availed that the apprehended officers were being questioned as to their complacency given that the MNJTF headquarters in Baga was fully in charge of Brigadier-General Ransome-Kuti and his men as at the time of the attack.

He said is was a disappointment that the attack was not quelled by the two battalions, as they had the necessary arsenal to carry out the operation.

 

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