Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Nigerian Army Commander’s whereabouts unknown 2 weeks after mutiny

By News Express on 30/05/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,881


More than two weeks after his troops rose against him on May 14, erstwhile General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Borno State, Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Mohammed, has reportedly gone missing.

The embattled army commander had incurred the wrath of soldiers under his command for allegedly issuing wrong orders, which they claimed resulted in the deaths of their comrades in Boko Haram ambush while on patrol in a volatile part of the state.

“The soldiers had fired gunshots at the former GOC, who was immediately replaced by Brig.-Gen. Mahmid Yakubu Ibrahim in acting capacity. Since then, the former GOC, who was said to have been moved to Army Headquarters in Abuja, was said not to have been seen around or performing any duty,” reports National Mirror.

The paper quotes a source at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, as disclosing that since his removal as GOC after the mutiny, Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Mohammed has not been sighted in any formation or being functional in military duties, even when he was not said to be under suspension due to the on-going probe of the mutiny by army authorities.

“Sources at the AHQ alleged that he was actually being kept away from public glare by the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, to calm the tension caused by that mutiny and also to save the face of the general,” says Mirror.

It quotes Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, as saying that he did not know where Maj.-Gen. Mohammed was presently.

According to the army spokesman, “The general has been redeployed, that’s all. I don’t know where he is, whether he is in Lagos or Abuja, I don’t know where he is. There is nothing wrong with the general, so he is not missing. “He has no command, it has not come out, when it comes out all of you will know.”

•Photo shows Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah.

Source News Express

Posted 30/05/2014 3:54:21 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
2019: Women want Vice President, Dep. Gov., positions...

WE’LL BOMB ABUJA AGAIN —Boko Haram Leader •Accepts...

Okorocha blasts Imo economic group, says members do...

Anxiety as Anambrarians await LG poll result

Obi’s hour of day of glory: Receives Silverbird...

Ex-militants threaten mass destruction of oil installations

2019: Innoson donates vehicles to Buhari campaign group...

Lagos RRS nabs suspected robbers with master key...

31 days to 2013 Nations Cup: Test game...

Lagos CP raises alarm, blames drug abuse for...

Champions League: Manchester City strike down mighty Barcelona;...

Massacre of 150 Pro Biafra activists: Intersociety challenges...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, ‘greatest singer of all time’, dies at 76 Godswill Akpabio’s defection to APC shocked and confused me — Elder brother, Isong Akpabio •Says defection cannot make APC win Akwa Ibom FG close to breakthrough on Leah Sharibu’s release — Presidency •Clears air on Daura’s status Woman pushes friend off bridge NYSC releases names of 9 drowned corps members Why 2019 elections will be Nigeria’s most expensive — INEC MASSOB drops threat to disrupt conferment of chieftaincy title on Ganduje Whistleblower: 5,000 tips received, N11bn recovered — Adeosun Naturalised Americans in danger of losing citizenship as Federal officials review thousands of cases Chinese firm to invest in Nigeria’s digital economy, education Demolition Notice: Ayefele’s house contravenes planning laws — Oyo Govt Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities: UN report

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,413 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,456 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,142 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,741 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,501 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,022 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,458 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,640 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,567 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,207 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,640 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,952 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,452) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (909) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (633) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,048) Opinion (1,057) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,054) Religion (816) Sports (1,646) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement