Mutiny: GOC Flees to Abuja as Boko Haram strikes another Borno town
Embattled General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmed Mohammed who Wednesday morning survived gunshot attacks by his troops has fled to Abuja, military sources have said.
Pointblanknews.com con had earlier broken the story that his soldiers at Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri, opened fire on the General as he made to address the disoriented troops.
But for the GOC's armoured Toyota Landcruisder jeep, the irate soldiers would have killed the General, military sources told Pointblanknews.com.
However, at least four of the General's bodyguards sustained serious gunshot wounds from the mutineers.
Angered by Mohammed's lucky escape, according to sources, the angry soldiers herded themselves to the GOC's official residence in GRA, Maiduguri where they vandalised the building.
The panicky General, Pointblanknews.com further gathered, arrived in Abuja by road and met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt.. General Kenneth Minimah and other top commanders to review the situation.
The Army headquarters, Pointblanknews.com gathered, hurriedly appointed brigadier General Mahmud Yakubu Ibrahim the acting GOC.
He took over Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, apparently cashing in on the crisis in the ranks of the Nigerian Army, suspected Boko Haram terrorists Wednesday night launched coordinated attacks on Alau, a fishing settlement a few hundred metres from the University of Maiduguri.
According to witnesses, the attackers torched the village and shot at anybody in sight. Majority of the villagers, according to the witnesses, had on the heels of the mutiny fled their village.