Why Nigerian army criticise Buratai

Nigerian Army, General Yusuf Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian military says it will investigate the video of its soldiers who posted on the social media.

In the video posted by some Nigerian Army who were seen in war front, the soldiers were criticizing the leadership of the army who leds the fight against Boko Haram.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Defence Headquarters, the army said the special forces of the KANTANA JIMLAN area in Buni Yadi – Buni Gari in the Gujba local government area of Yobe State were ambushed on May 18th.

The statement said two soldiers were killed and three injured as a result of an explosive device, and a large tank was burned during the attack.

Three Boko Haram militants have been killed and dozens of unidentified assailants have escaped with injuries, the statement said.

As a result of the explosive which might have caused turmoil on the two soldiers who survived the attack, they took a video berating the Army Chief of Staff, General Yusuf Tukur Buratai.

In the video, the voice of some soldiers is heard crying and saying, “We are not been taken cared of; our freedom has been sold. Buratai, this is not good for you, check out how they laid ambush on us”.

This is the first time that the Defense Headquarters has publicly acknowledged its troops on the battleground expressing their discomfort.

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The Nigerian Defence Headquarters in Abuja said the troops are winning the war against bandits and Boko Haram in the country.

In a statement released by the Defence Headquarters, it said the troops “killed 49 insurgents” in less than two weeks in the northeast; Katsina, Zamfara, Borno and Benue states.

Of those killed by the troops, 20 were Boko Haram and 29 were kidnappers.

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters also provides information on its contribution towards the fight against ravaging coronavirus in Nigeria in a statement released by John Enenche, an army information officer, on Thursday.

The statement added that its troops had also successfully rescued some Chinese, Ghana, Ivory Coast who were kidnapped on Friday.

In a related news: The Nigerian Defence Headquarters in Abuja said the troops are winning the war against bandits and Boko Haram in the country.

In a statement released by the Defence Headquarters, it said the troops “killed 49 insurgents” in less than two weeks in the northeast; Katsina, Zamfara, Borno and Benue states.

Of those killed by the troops, 20 were Boko Haram and 29 were kidnappers.

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters also provides information on its contribution towards the fight against ravaging coronavirus in Nigeria in a statement released by John Enenche, an army information officer, on Thursday.

The statement added that its troops had also successfully rescued some Chinese, Ghana, Ivory Coast who were kidnapped on Friday.