Nigerian Soldiers Rebel Over Lack Of Weapons


A group of soldiers has refused orders to fight Boko Haram militants in north-east part of the country until they receive better equipment.


  • Nigeria:  Army Denies Report On Soldiers' Revolt

    Daily Trust, 22 August 2014

    The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday denied reports that its soldiers refused to go to warfront in Gwoza and Dalwa, Borno State, saying the story was capable of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soldiers Agree to Confront Boko Haram

    Daily Trust, 22 August 2014

    Soldiers of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army who on Tuesday refused to go to Dalwa village in Damboa LGA of Borno State changed their stand Wednesday by advancing to confront ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tafida Debunks UK Media Report On Nigerian Military

    This Day, 22 August 2014

    Nigeria's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, has described British media's alleged brutality on civilians and Boko Haram insurgents by the military as ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fake Soldier Granted Interview to BBC, Says DHQ

    The Guardian, 20 August 2014

    THE Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday described the soldier who granted interview to the BBC as an impostor. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Soldiers Defy Orders to Deploy Against Boko Haram

    Voice of America, 20 August 2014

    Nigerian soldiers say they defied orders to launch an operation against Boko Haram militants because the soldiers were not adequately armed. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soldiers Rebel over Lack of Weapons to Fight Boko Haram

    This Day, 20 August 2014

    A group of soldiers in the North-eastern part of the country is refusing to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram, until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers has told the ... read more »

Photo: Leadership

Nigerian army (file photo).

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Crisis - Soldiers Revolt Over Inadequate Weapons

    Daily Trust, 20 August 2014

    A group of soldiers in Maiduguri yesterday refused orders to deploy to fight Boko Haram militants in some areas of Borno State until they receive better equipment. read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Won't Fight Boko Haram With Bare Hands - Soldiers

    Leadership, 20 August 2014

    A group of soldiers in Maimalari Barracks, Borno State, have defied the military authorities, refusing to fight Boko Haram militants, saying that they would not fight with obsolete ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Soldiers Disobey Deployment Order

    Daily Independent, 20 August 2014

    A group of soldiers in the North East has been reported to be refusing to fight Boko Haram insurgents until they are better equipped. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Forces Victims to Fight, Kill

    Voice of America, 19 August 2014

    The Boko Haram insurgency continues to expand in size and tactics, kidnapping villagers and forcing them to fight. read more »

  • Nigeria:  APC, PDP Row Over Boko Haram Links

    Daily Independent, 19 August 2014

    How one stands up to any sort of allegation in the heat of political battle reveals the strength and nature of one's character - Tammy Bruce. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Kills Three, Abducts 12 in Cameroun

    This Day, 20 August 2014

    The Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has continued its offensive in Cameroon, as it killed at least three people and kidnapped 15 others in a fresh cross-border attack in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Saboteurs of Boko Haram Fight Will Be Court-Martialled, Says COAS

    The Guardian, 19 August 2014

    ANY soldier that engages in any act of sabotage in the fight against the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, shall be court-martialled as prescribed by the Nigerian Military Law, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Engage Boko Haram, Guber Aspirant Urges Jonathan

    Daily Independent, 20 August 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has been enjoined to practically engage the members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, by creating more jobs and good environment for the young ones as a ... read more »