5 Military Commanders Detained Over Mubi Exodus

5 Military Commanders Detained Over Mubi Exodus

Five military commanders are being  kept in custody in Yola, Adama State, over abandoning Mubi town, stormed by Boko Haram earlier this week.

The commanders identified as Colonel Ibrahim, Lt. Colonel Magaji and 3 others, are said to be detained at the 23 Brigade headquarters on the state capital, Sahara Reporters provides.

All the 5 allegedly abandoned the 213 Brigade headquarters moments after the insurgents invaded the near-Mubi territories.

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It would be recalled that the escape of hundreds of Nigerian soldiers from Mubi caused public rage. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) confirmed the unfortunate development promising to investigate the mass flee.

Some residents lamented that but for the military running away, all together they could foil the attack. Atiku characterized the situation as "undermining for the country" lamenting over the fact that a military commander would "surrender his territory with folded arms and running heels".

Top sources from Nigeria's defence disclosed that in the course of the ongoing investigations another set of commanders from the 234 Brigade are expected to be detained as soon as they leave the MRS Hospital in Yola. They are Lt. Col O.A Agwu and his lieutenants, who were said to have left the battle field. Agwu and his men however were rushed to the hospital with injuries as their pick up van somersaulted twice as they fled.

According to the information provided by the Cameroonian military, 300 soldiers ran away from Mubi and crossed the border with the neighbouring country following the last week attack.

Source: Legit.ng

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