Nigerian military leadership late Monday announced that the tension raised following the activities some group of women who tried to disrupt activities in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri earlier in the day has been addressed. The situation which attracted media attention elicited a lot of concern from many Nigerians at home and abroad. Although the situation was quickly brought under control, the issues brought up by the women were said to have been clarified to them by the authorities of the 7 Division. It was pointed out that contrary to their belief, there has never been any attempt to relocate them as alleged. Furthermore, it was made clear that while the Army remains sensitive to the needs of the family members, it was not proper for any officer or soldier to decide where he or she be deployed. Defence Headquarters also stated that neither will such demand be encouraged from spouses in a period of serious operation when the entire nation was depending on the Army to address the security challenges.The women were further assured that no officer, soldier or would be sent on a mission without the necessary means to accomplish their task. It was also stated that Troops were not being sent on operation without the necessary arms, ammunition and support as alleged.
The Army cited as reference, the recent operations at Bulanbulin and Damboa where Boko Haram insurgents were cleared without a single casualty on the troops. SEE MORE ON PAGE2