The Nigerian Army has removed Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who appeared in a viral video urging military authorities to supply them with weapons and accurate intelligence to combat Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East region.
Adeniyi, who is Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, in the viral video lamented how his men were outgunned and ambushed while on an operation in Borno.
In the leaked video, General Adeniyi was seen complaining about the conditions that his troops were facing on the war front with the terrorists group and asking for better arms, equipment and welfare for them.
The officer was obviously sending a video message to his boss, whom many presume is Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai.
According to SaharaReporters, there was a massive shake-up involving the redeployment of over 50 senior officers and Adeniyi was one of persons affected.
The GOC of the 1st Mechanised Division is said to have been directed to take over his position.
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The report said several army generals are being removed on account of the viral video that caused the military authorities great embarrassment.
The Nigerian Army has in recent times suffered huge losses in the fight against Boko Haram due to lack of intelligence, sufficient weaponry to match the insurgents and neglect of troop welfare.
Terrorists recently ambushed and killed over 70 soldiers in Borno State.