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Friday, 23 May 2014

Yet another revolt at 7th Army Division in Borno state

Just a week after soldiers at the 7th Division in Maimalari Baracks in Maiduguri, Borno state revolted against their former General Officer Commanding, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, the soldiers yesterday May 22nd revolted again at their newly posted GOC, Brigadier General M.Y. Ibrahim over unpaid allowances and ban on transportation services, Sahara Reporters reports.

Reports say at about 3pm yesterday, the soldiers gathered together and marched to the new GOC's office, shooting into the air and chanting "we nor go gree" songs. The soldiers were demanding for their unpaid furniture allowance which is N100,000 and other allowances as well as the reinstatement of Okada and Tricycle means of transportation which was banned by the new GOC. Continue...
The soldiers wondered why Okada and Keke Napep would be banned in the barrack since its the only affordable means for them and their families to move around considering the vast expanse the barracks occupies, and most of them don't own cars.
One of the soldiers told Sahara Reporters “If no okada [motorcycles] are allowed, then our small children have to walk to school and our wives will walk to market. Are we not suffering too much already?” he said.

At the office of the GOC, they ordered one of the Army Generals to walk around the barracks to feel their pain, pushing and shoving him intermittently.

This revolt is coming just a week after the soldiers in the Malmalari barracks revolted against their former GOC on May 14th, shooting at his convoy. He has since been redeployed to a different base and investigations on the mutiny according to Military heads is ongoing to ensure the soldiers who revolted are disciplined accordingly.

79 comments:

jenny love said...

Good demonstration,with good reasons attached

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

Too much confusion in Nigeria

Peejay said...

For heavens sake, why will these military guys keep diverting funds for the soldiers especially in this life/death situation in Borno?
Military personnel in Borno are practically endangered species with the rate at which they are being killed by BH.
Why won't all bottlenecks and bureaucracy be bypassed so the soldiers can get what is due to them?!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Its pity, its even a welcomed development they talking now and not keeping quiet.
Wonder how low motivated military would put up a good fight against Boko haram

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I think all religion should be ban from the face of the earth, islam, Christianity, judaism etc. Religion poisons everything, look at history and you will see that religion has killed so many people.

Bony bony said...

One day d animals will fight d hunters

Bony bony said...

One day d animals will fight d hunters

Dee Brown said...

Nigeria as we know it is a very big joke. I feel so ashamed.

ONYX GODWIN said...

Nigeria... Smh!! Nothing works here!!! Nothing!! I'm ashamed!

Olaleye Adisa said...

Na wha o, diffrents story everyday from the peolpe we are looking into.. Which way now? ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

emilli wcm said...

naijabp.com ssaid this guys just end this boko saga.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder what prompts certain decisions this men on top make. You deprive them of such necessities and expect selfless services I guess whereas greed is tagged on your forehead! Maybe this is the beginning of the End.

Stanley Nzegbunam said...

They should pay them their allowances nah... How would they perform if such packages were withheld..

Alloy Chikezie said...

Double wahala for Nigeria o! But its good that people and even the military fight for their rights and for injustice


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Pamela Ugochi Orji said...

Stingy idiots

mrchino chimeremeze said...

They should handle our souldiers with care unless they are ready to fight the battle by them self. *IAMHERE2SPY*

@edDREAMZ said...

This soldiers should be treated like kings bcos they are the only hope we gat nw and not the other way round....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***


Cute G said...

Wat do you expect from a country with self centered leaders? Pffft.

Tovia babe said...

They shld make these soldiers to be happy. Give them whatever they want. ɪ̣̝̇ș ñ✽t every body can do ђã† they α̲̅яe doing. Honestly, no matter the amount u pay ♏ε I will ñ✽t do military work as well as many of us. They deserve to be treated well

mcFloil selowo said...

well if its a peaceful protest im cool with it. as the son of an ex major. i know how they dont pay em their pensions on.

PURPLE said...

Useless country. Y would they want to discipline them?? Is d GOC nt stupid to have ban okada? They shud hav reported when nothing wud still have been done? God forsaken country!

bonita bislam said...

I foresaw this revolution long before now.Gone are the days when the sacredness of the bond of brotherhood counts to something in the millitary.The big men in the army have questions to answer.else this is just the begiining

Anonymous said...

when soldiers star to revolt, wahala dey.

bizzy bright said...

I think the soldiers are overreacting and it might create a bad name in the military.

Lady kim kim said...

Selfish pple,den don thief all ur money

Anonymous said...

It's right, nigeria army officers wife and there chidren are driven big cars going to school in overseas. The goverment should do someting about it.

Anonymous said...

Mehn my blood rage with anger wheneva I read a bullshit like this,wtf is wrong wid all the security high placed suits,using the junior officers as sacrifficial lambs. Make dem com enta d bush dereselves naa

Truthfulness pays said...

Oga, Pay them their allowance o! U want to eat all the money alone? God is watching every...









Salt

OLAOPA ABIODUN said...

The long awaited revolution inn Nigeria is creeping in gradually. This is a sign that Nigeria will change for the better. We will soon begin to call our leaders to question. I see a Nigeria where leaders will respect d people instead of lording it over them.

Truthfulness pays said...

Oga, Pay them their allowance o! U want to eat all the money alone? God is watching every...









Truthfulness pays!

Zenki Moye Brown said...

its obvious these soldiers re nt cool headed at alll.......... grant dem sum of their wishes... esp d transport own.....

Obinna onuorah said...

I fully support the soldiers on their protest "we nor dey gree" A lot of corruption is centered on the the military Personel chiefs incharge of the North East. The Defence hqtr should settle the soldiers allowances in other to boost their effort in fighting the boko-boys and rescuing the adopted girls

Dike F(xyz) said...

I just wish this Junior soldiers will kill those Senior soldiers who do not just Hold back their allowances, but also give Boko Haram information about their plans.

Some Northern muslim soldiers are the ones giving information to Boko Haram!!! They are working for Ali Ndume, Buhari, IBB, Atiku, El-Rufai, Adamu Ciroma and all the Blood Tasty Northern Islamic Idiots sponsoring Boko Haram.

Anonymous said...

ANIMAL FARM.....

FunmiD said...

The problem with this country is not about tribe,neither is it about religion,it about the elites,the political class be it civilian or military.They always make laws that are anti people just so that they can feel safe.
How can a commanding officer ban tricycle and bike.... without putting alternative means of transportation in place,and to make matters worse you refuse to pay them their allowances.This is just too much,dont blame them for revolting.

hilary obiorah said...

The country is turning on its head, soon you will hear of a military coup!

Shoutozone said...

Why are all dis things hapenin at d same time in Nigeria for God's sake... So many issues to address nd problems to solve. Let God help

Jay Sanni said...

When a country refuse to pay it's security operatives their allowance or salaries then we ahould be ready for Insecurity and coup. ..Naija we close to that..our leaders should act like a leader asap.

Anonymous said...

We're suffering from the inevitable end result of a cataclysm of misappropriations and misplaced priorities. The soldiers who are expected to risk their lives to preserve national security, shouldn't they be well compensated. But the house of reps members who daily socialize and bicker while talking around matters are paid a handful of the nations budget. Doctors, Educational practitioners, civil servants are all groaning while some select few are busy sharing, looting, laundering and squandering their entitlements. Misplaced priorities is what's killing this country thanks to corrupt leaders.

Anonymous said...

lazy regurgitation of someone else's news. smh.

Anonymous said...

Dey are threatening 2 disciplines revolting soldiers instead of empowering dem 4 d task ahead, I wonda wat dis so called ogas at d top tink.U send dem 2 war front, u dont pay dem due allowances nd sum die in d process nd notin is done.

Anonymous said...

The military, like most other things in the country, has gone to the dogs. Pity.

bbm 7439955a said...

Military corruption .... ENGR Emy

Anonymous said...

Their families live on base with them in a war zone?

Anonymous said...

na wa oh @ ordering one of the generals to work around the premises to feel the pain. lwkmd. i tot they respect their superiors. well whatever that happens , this soldiers have every right to be angry, cos the are in the lions den, every compensation should be paid to them and in time. another way round the new GOC was only trying to secure the barrack to make sure BH dont come in with bike or keke. but i think they should register the bikes that runs in the barrack or search all of them to avoid blast. that's my own opinion.


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dhobiz said...

Hmmm things are getting worse but i think it's time to air our frustrations,if things get better good,if it doesn't we move forward

Anonymous said...

Nigeria will fall apart.I see a coup coming.Curse be on GEJ

olubukola luro said...

And here are the men want to bring our girls back.....hw cn dey wen u sufferin their own girls by allowin them to trek to the school and market....i shake my head for naija o

Anonymous said...

In other countries, the govt ensures that their soldiers go to school, they pay their fees to make them civilised human beings. Here we recruit just any riffraff and continue to treat them like trash, meanwhile d few educated ones are made bosses, they dnt go actually go to war, they sit in the officers mess and drink beer. Tell me, isn't it a matter of time before others feel cheated, to make matters worse they embezzle the money due to these men. We r in trouble o, when even the military is against itself! God help Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Big trouble..I smell War..................#King

Anonymous said...

Even in the face of adversity, some people are still exploiting from the already deplorable state of the Nation. I don't think things of this nature should even come up in the first place. These soldiers are risking their lives for this country and has the impudence to owe them allowances. Please.....you cannot fight a war from two fronts

hrm paul ojeih said...

what in the hell is going on out there in that 7th div so to press home their demands they must fire in the air it goes to show how lawless Nigeria soldiers can get they have no respect for constituted authorities one would have though that they would dialogue with their commanding officer if they can do this to their ogas how much civilians indiscipline has destroyed the armed forces no wonder they cannt fight boko

BenchordS said...

People are dropping dead every hour by the BH idiots........all you people can do is take a pose........#sad

Amarachukwu. said...

Linda,where did u get this news from?

Anonymous said...

When they should be busy fighting for the country's safety,they are busy fighting against themselves. They should remember that a group divided against itself will definitely fall. To even think that we are depending on them to help us fight this Evil called boko haram.... And now this? Lord have mercy. And pls d authorities should give to them what is due to them n stop eating alone! Humans n greed!
Shygal

jamea udosen said...

This sounds so funny,NA has not degenerated to this level.If it is true, too bad for a time like this.

jamea udosen said...

This sounds so funny,NA has not degenerated to this level.If it is true, too bad for a time like this.

sisi events said...

When elephants fight na grass de suffer!..unu well done oh

Shyla said...

Monkey de work baboon go de chop. They live in abject poverty. As if that is not enough, they will still rub it in their faces. How do they expect these kind of people to go fight for the country. Meanwhile the superiors are moving in govt vehicles and better cars with their kids, while these one trudge along. Abeg anything to get their allowances. They have suffered enough.

Anonymous said...

i see a coup coming





#milito da great#

Anonymous said...

Hey jackass,religion don't kill ppl. It's ppl who kill ppl

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.10: u r as hopeless as u can ever be. Wat has religion got to do wt soldiers not being taken care of properly? Anyways its time for all junior military men to revolt against dis wickeness perpertrated by their superiors. Dr chris

Anonymous said...

9:10, d smoke still remain?
Jennipukka

Dr Berius said...

The same group of people! Attempted to kill their former commander and now shoving around a General. This development needs to be nipped in the bud. Where a certain number of bad eggs start to get aggressive and murderous they need to be reminded of the oath they swore before joining the army. So they can either choose to be discharged honorably or lined up and shot to serve as a warning to other would-be mutineers.

hilary obiorah said...

The country is turning on its head, soon you will hear of a military coup!

Anonymous said...

I smell a military coup coming soon...#dontWant2evaSayItoldYouSo

Anonymous said...

Chai! Chai!

Generals, there is God o!

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot! Some of those names there shouldn't be. You have to be very careful o! These are perilious times.

APPLE said...

Hmmm..they better take good care of this boys oh.

Anonymous said...

I hope they know the punishment for mutiny is death in the army.

Rita Usman said...

Chai my country is now the ghost of what it used to be nothing is working everything is turning upside down God help us

Anonymous said...

Dr berious or what ever u call yourself,u are the biggest fool on this planet. Na are recruiting massively coming month. They need volunteers in the army to fight boko haram. I hope u will volunteer, . Its easy for u to stay at the comfort of our house and vomit nonsense. U are talking about soldiers who does all the work while there officers sit in the office drinking coffee. Do you have an idea hw much a soldier take home as his pay per month. You are a fool.

Anonymous said...

Chai! chai! Chai! Corruption left and right in this government and now the military. Der ris God oh.

Chinomnso Anozie said...

Wait, r u kidding me? No for real, did u jst try to kid me? Overreacting? C'mon dude its not a must that everyone shld comment especially if u won't be making any sense in ur comment. It won't harmif u jst ready others' comments and flip to the next page... Mtchwww maybe u shld swap position with them and tell me hw u'll feel...

Dike F(xyz) said...

Anonymous 1:57, I suppose you're one of those Northern senseless Muslims. You have been Brainwashed beyond Repair. I will advice you to go and Bomb urself alongside Buhari and IBB so that you People will go to Ʊя "Heaven" and have 7 virgins. Senseless Islamic Goat!

Uudo Ehidiamen said...

d war is about to began

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is at war o.. Cm see them swat teams on the. Street of. Abj. Mk God save us. From us

Anonymous said...

God help Nigeria. From a human point of view....pay dem na! But from a military point of view...in a situation where soldiers can open fire on a General!!! Or push a General around hmmmnnnn it is very unheard of O! That is plain mutiny no excuse! God help us #unitednigeria

osoja said...

i think the soldiers are right of their actions, this is not the time of zombie soldiers we have before, i was a soldier before in mid 9o,s nigeria army officers should respect soldiers who protect them day and night,authority stealing has to stop before house boy will becomes oga. former goc of that same div was my commanding officer in 73th battallion in elele rivers state, he,s a wicked man who denies us from going to church on sunday he ask us do labour (FATIC)military terms.message to my fellow gallant be you muslims or christians be in one mind and figth for your right, protect our president gej.i luv u guys,this is me i stand firmly on my words as a former infantary soldier i strongly support your actions,let me ask officers who are you without soldiers, why you guys don,t want soldiers to be happy? enough is enough change your ways and unite with your men because its unfair for soldier to revolts and is also unfair for officers to denials soldiers from their rigth.

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