Brigadier General Enitan Ransome Kuti and Others Detained By Army
Brigadier General Enitan Ransome Kuti son of the late Human rights and democracy activist Dr Beko Ransome Kuti and nephew to late Afro beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has been arrested by the Army command over offences bordering on dereliction of his duty post resulting in Boko Haram overruning the town and perpetuating one of their worst destructions,including carting away several high grade weapons and ammunition of the Army.The Brigadier General who was appointed commander of the Multi National Task force in 2013 is supposed to be permamnently stationed at Baga serving as the Head Quarters of the Multi National Force,making the Boko Haram humiliation more telling on the combined forces.According to tentative information filtering in,Brigadier General Kuti has been accused of being away partying when the attack took place,he was also accused of going underground and incommunicado right after the routing of the forces with speculations that he had disguised himself in mufti mingling wth civillians,others arrested with him include his chief of staff Lieutenant Colonel G.A Suru|commanding officers of the 134rd and 174th battallions Lieutenant Colonel Haruna and a Major Aliu respectfully in that order.They are all being presently held at the officers mess of 21st Armoured Brigade n Maiduguri.Reports also added that several senior officers who failed in their duty to hold thier ground against the Boko Haram advance will also be arrested in ensuing days, when all of them will now be brought in front of a court martial to answer for the charges they are alledged to have committed.
While the Army Spokesperson Major General Olukolade declined to confirm or refute the news,he offered a General statement stating "Every officer who is given a mission must be made accountable for his performance,and that is not necessarily an indictment of the officer,at least until investigations are concluded"
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