Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Court Martial 30 Top Officers

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Court Martial 30 Top Officers [SEE FULL LIST]

By Seyi Peters | Staff Reporter on May 12, 2015
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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)

According to media reports, the Nigerian Army has ordered 30 of its top officers to proceed to the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja to face a judicial panel reportedly over their conduct and performances in the ongoing war against Boko Haram.

Sources say the internal army memo dated Wednesday, March 11, 2015 states that the officers are to be court-martialled for various offences.

The memo lists 30 senior officers and instructs them to depart their current posting and head for the Army Headquarters garrison for “jurisdiction”.

The specific offences for which each of the officers is to be tried was not stated but military insiders say it has to do with their conduct in the fight against the Boko Haram extremist group.

Among those reportedly listed in the document is Enitan Ransome-Kuti, a Brigadier General and commander of the Multi National Joint Task Force, who had been blamed for the loss of Baga in January.

The brigadier general, his chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel GA Suru and some other senior officers were arrested for failing to repel terrorists attack on the headquarters of the MNJTF.

The posting was signed by the releasing officer, Military Secretary, II Abba, a Major General.

The 30 senior officers include:

1. Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti, from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
2. Colonel OC Ajunwa from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
3. Lieutenant Colonel UG Yusuf from 202 Battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
4. Lieutenant Colonel A Haruna from 134 Battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
5. Lieutenant Colonel MO Eteng from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
6. Lieutenant Colonel MY Lawal from HQ CAR to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
7. Lieutenant Colonel JO Ememe from 21 SERV to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
8. Lieutenant Colonel HM Bukar from HQ 7 Division to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
9. Lieutenant Colonel GA Suru from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
10. Major AA Malgwi from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
11. Major C Amah from OTD to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
12. Major N Akpagher from 243 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
13. Captain EE Ayegba from 101 DES to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
14. Captain BT Bamisaiye from 525 SR to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
15. Captain CU Okereke from AHQ DO G to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
16. Captain EO Ogundile from STF (OP Safe Haven) to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
17. Captain F Abajah from 134 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
18. Captain UJ Atumeyi from 241 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
19. Captain RG Mohammed from NASI to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
20. Captain DY Chiwar from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
21. Captain P Dangnap from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
22. Captain JA Maku from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
23. Captain EU Omatighene from S1 list (UNAMID) to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
24. Captain BE Alfred from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
25. Lieutenant AA Tijjani from 541 BS to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
26. Lieutenant GM Gomo from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
27. Lieutenant AV Chijioke from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
28. Second Lieutenant IS Mekwunye from 149 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
29. Lieutenant AJS Gulani (posting amended to read AHQ garrison for jurisdiction)
30. Major ES Okore (posting amended to read AHQ garrison for jurisdiction

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