101 soldiers abscond after Boko Haram's attack in Marte and Dikwa
12 officers and 89 soldiers have been declared missing by the Nigerian army in the wake of last week’s Boko Haram attacks on Marte and Dikwa local government areas of Borno State. A signal dated March 1, 2021 from Operation Lafiya Dole Headquarters in Maiduguri, revealed that the soldiers were declared as deserters. It was alleged that three majors, three captains, six lieutenants, three sergeants and 89 soldiers fled in the aftermath of the attacks on Marte and Dikwa. Daily Trust reported that the signal, signed by Col. A.O. Odubiyi, on behalf of the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, partly read; “I am directed to connect Reference A on above subject and to respectfully forward details of additional officers and soldiers who absconded from the defensive location during the BHT attack on New Marte and Dikwa.“You are requested to declare the named officers and soldiers’ deserters WEF 19 Feb 21. You are also requested to cause HQ NAFC to freeze their accounts and apprehend/bring them under military escort to this Headquarters if seen within your AOR.” Premium Times reported that the banks accounts of the affected personnel have been frozen. The order to arrest and freezing of bank accounts of the fleeing soldiers reportedly came from authorities of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno. Various formations of the army have been notified to immediately apprehend and deliver any of the soldiers found in their areas of responsibilities. See the names of the soldiers below; GY MohammedEP NwangwuUS MuhammadEG UtokA IbrahimUS IbrahimME OcheiEN EssienFC MaduakoKO AdejareS MammadaYJ IshayaMuazu YusufMusa UsmanIdris GarbaChigbo JohnAminu MohammedGodfrey SamuelChristopher SilasOkoro EmekaMeze HillaryZakka PeterOnyebuchi KennedyOkunola OluwasegunSuoyefe AbiolaMwankat ShalmakEkekien PeterDaniel EmmanuelJohn MondayYakubu AmosAminu SaiduPius OkoroKenebra ShedrachDominic EworoOjo OluwasegunNura LawalYakubu SuleimanJohnson ChorusIsah ShaibuNasiru HamisuJibrin Sa’aduJohn UkpenkuneUmar SaniMustapha SuleimanIsiaq AdamMuhammed AhmedJohn RichardKabiru HashimuAwuna MondayIsah JohnZamani FidelisAbubakar AdamPhilip ChiaOgundipe GBengaSamson UniteFrancis AuduAbubakar MusaIbrahim AdamuSadiq AbubakarLawal AbdullahiAjala DavidSuleiman JamiluOkoro AmaSunday SuleAimato AbdulsalamAbubakar MusaSuleiman KabiruOnu KingsleyBuba UsmanJames JohnHussaini AdamuShamsudeen IsmailSaidu SaniAbdullahi MusaAbubakar YahayaEdosa AigbojeIbrahim UmarChukwujekwu OkenwaAbdullahi UsmanUkali EmmanuelJoseph BenardEwubare GoldAbimiku SundayIbrahim MansurJoseph AyubaAyanyemi TayoRemember JeremiahJimoh AdesinaUkwokori PreciousAyawei AyibatemiKalu SundayAbdulkadir AhmedOsakwe Festus NBadamashi OmokafeLevi PwagurenoPaul Pilate SaddamBello MusaMoses AyoAdemu AlihOgobi FredrickBenedict Uduebor The publication reported that soldiers attached to 15 Task Force Battalion were ambushed and dislodged after hours of intense fighting. Those familiar with the matter, said the troops were overwhelmed and could not withstand the superior firepower of the terrorists. The unit then tactically retreated and relocated to Dikwa, which was attacked again. The post 101 soldiers abscond after Boko Haram's attack in Marte and Dikwa appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.