The Nigerian Army has released names of 101 soldiers and who fled from their base during Boko Haram attacks in New Marte and Dirkwa town near Maiduguri in Borno State.
The soldiers were said to have absconded after the deadly attack launched against them by the Boko Haram terrorists in Marte.
According to reports, the Nigerian Army has given an order declaring them wanted. It was gathered that The Theatre Command headquarters ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, sent a memo to the Nigerian Army, Abuja Headquarters to freeze the listed accounts and apprehend all those affected, if found.
Premium Times reported that The Nigerian Army declared a total of 12 officers and 89 soldiers wanted for deserting their post during the anti-Boko Haram fight in Borno State.
It was reported that three Majors, three captains and six lieutenants were among those declared wanted for fleeing the insurgents.
The villages under the terrorists’ control were the Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo and Ngala Local Government Area of the state. The soldiers were said to have gone through Marte, successfully killing the ISWAP/ Boko Haram terrorists, who had captured that area for some days.
A military spokesman, Mohammed Yerima confirmed to Peoples Gazette that the troops successfully and safely detonated a series of improvised bombs along the routes leading into the village, in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force.
Below are the names of officers and soldiers who deserted the army, according to Premium Times:
GY Mohammed, EP Nwangwu, US Muhammad, EG Utok, A Ibrahim, US Ibrahim, ME Ochei EN Essien, FC Maduako, KO Adejare, S Mammada, YJ Ishaya, Muazu Yusuf, Musa Usman, Idris Garba, Chigbo John, Aminu Mohammed, Godfrey Samuel, Christopher Silas, Okoro Emeka, Meze Hillary, Zakka Peter, Onyebuchi Kennedy, Okunola Oluwasegun, Suoyefe Abiola, Mwankat Shalmak, Ekekien Peter,Daniel Emmanuel and John Monday.
Others are Yakubu Amos, Aminu Saidu, Pius Okoro, Kenebra Shedrach, Dominic Eworo, Ojo Oluwasegun, Nura Lawal, Yakubu Suleiman, Johnson Chorus, Isah Shaibu, Nasiru Hamisu, Jibrin Sa’adu, John Ukpenkune, Umar Sani, Mustapha Suleiman, Isiaq Adam, Muhammed Ahmed, John Richard, Kabiru Hashimu, Awuna Monday, Isah John, Zamani Fidelis, Abubakar Adam, Philip Chia, Ogundipe GBenga, Samson Unite, Francis Audu, Abubakar Musa, Ibrahim Adamu, Sadiq Abubakar, Lawal Abdullahi, Ajala David, Suleiman Jamilu, Okoro Ama and Sunday Sule.
Aimato Abdulsalam, Abubakar Musa, Suleiman Kabiru, Onu Kingsley, Buba Usman, James John, Hussaini Adamu, Shamsudeen Ismail, Saidu Sani, Abdullahi Musa, Abubakar Yahaya, Edosa Aigboje, Ibrahim Umar, Chukwujekwu Okenwa, Abdullahi Usman, Ukali Emmanuel, Joseph Benard, Ewubare Gold, Abimiku Sunday, Ibrahim Mansur, Joseph Ayuba, Ayanyemi Tayo, Remember Jeremiah, Jimoh Adesina, Ukwokori Precious, Ayawei Ayibatemi, Kalu Sunday, Abdulkadir Ahmed, Osakwe Festus N, Badamashi Omokafe, Levi Pwagureno, Paul Pilate Saddam, Bello Musa, Moses Ayo, Ademu Alih, Ogobi Fredrick and Benedict Uduebor make up the list.