“Boko Haram” General, other senior officers arrested over Baga attack

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The officers arrested include a Brigadier General, a
Lieutenant Colonel and five others who were on
assignment at the headquarters of the Multinational
Joint Task Force in the town.

The Nigerian Army has reportedly arrested seven of its
senior officers over the recent attack » by Boko Haram
in Baga, Borno State.
The officers arrested include a Brigadier General, a
Lieutenant Colonel and five others who were on
assignment at the headquarters of the Multinational
Joint Task Force in the town.
The military base was taken over by Boko Haram »
after a fierce battle on January 5, 2015.
The officers in question were apprended in Maiduguri,
the Borno State capital, and have been moved to Abuja
for interrogation, Punch » reports.
The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade ,
has reportedly confirmed that the officers were being
questioned.
“Nigerian officers in key command positions of the
Multi National Joint Task Force are in the process of
accounting for their action in the mission area leading
to loss of weapons, men and location in their area of
responsibility. This is a normal military procedure in
major operations and after some encounter,” he said.
“The essence is to extract and collate relevant
information for subsequent missions. It could also lead
to or determine appropriate disciplinary action where
necessary,” he added.
The attack on Baga attracted international attention
and outrage due to reports that it had claimed the
lives of about 2,000 people. »

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