Boko Haram: 7 Div Soldiers Left to Feed Themselves, as Commander Diverts Feeding Allowance


Troops of 7 Division Strike Group B of 21 Armour Brigade, Bama deployed at Kumshe Village have seen the worst of military leadership under the command of Major ND Ajah.This is coming after most of the soldiers deployed in the fringes of the cameroon boarder have cried out their hearts on the injustices coupled with bad leadership meted out to them by the Major.

Information from close sources in the millitary camp, revealed that these soldiers deployed in the front lines have had to go about with jerry cans looking for water to drink, the central feeding for the soldiers is usually not enough and on daily basis he serves the soldiers beans twice and with bad quality even though he collects the soldiers RCA, Ration Cash Allowance meant for feeding the troops amounting to about #9,000,000 nine million naira on a monthly basis.

According to the source, “Upon capture of Kumshe village, the major looted all available stores and shops belonging to the locals who ranaway for safety as a result of the crisis. He did not stop at that, he also removed the top roofs of all the houses with alluminium roofing sheets.

“He looted lister engines, solar panel inverters, petroleum -driven generators, bags of food stuff comprising beans and millet were also carted away at various period out of Kumshe to God knows where. He redeployed one Warrant Officer Ado Owo to his village for about a month to help him use all these looted materials effectively in his ongoing building construction at his village.

“To further solidify his antics, he posted in one of his hench men, Lieutenant Etebe to help him perpetrate his evil acts.

“On 18 July, 2016, the troops went on a clearance operation and recovered seven (7) motor bikes, surprisingly, only two of these bikes were reported on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Again, on the same day, an Internally Displaced man and three Fulanis were chased from the bush by the insurgents towards Kumshe village with 75 cows, 25 sheeps, 1 horse. The major arrested and screened them.

“He then dubiously exchanged about 15 of these cows with the ones he illegally aquired from some other IDPs and Fulanis. He then asked them to continue their journey to Banki Town where they were assisted by the 152TF Battalion to Bama. With his free for all exploitation, he has refused vehemently, to pay soldiers the #10,000 bush allowance even though he has collected the monies from 7Div Garrison. It is based on this backdrop, that we implore the army authorities to look into the issue so that the soldiers morale will not be affected as they continue in the fight against insurgency.”

He however said that some concerned soldiers in the camp has forwarded a petition against the commander to the Chief of Army Staff, G O C, 7 DIV and 21 brigade.

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