He complained about the lack of weapons and accurate information to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast region.
MAIDUGURI — A senior Nigerian army officer, General Olusegun Adeniyi, has been deposed as insecurity worsened in the country, a military source confirmed to Africa Guardian.
General Adeniyi was removed by Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, after being seen in a video, complaining about the lack of weapons and accurate information to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast region.
In the viral video published earlier by Sahara Reporters, General Adeniyi, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, lamented that his men were ambushed and slaughtered during an operation in Borno, due to the lack of weapons, and inaccurate information provided to them by the top military hierarchy.
The war against Boko Haram has suffered setbacks and much loss on the side of the Nigerian army since 2016. Some soldiers at the front have blamed this on what they described as ‘the lack of weapons corresponding to those of the terrorists and sabotage.’