The Nigerian Army has reinstated an army commander whose unit rebelled in Maiduguri in 2014. Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, who was shot at by angry soldiers of the 7th Division in Maiduguri's Maimalari Barracks in 2014, was quietly reinstated by the military high command after he wrote letters seeking his reabsorption into the army.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Yusufu Buratai

The soldiers became angry when they saw the bodies of 12 of their colleagues being brought back from Chibok. Boko Haram fighters had killed the soldiers after the militants ambushed a convoy of soldiers returning from duties in Chibok township the scene of the abduction of school girls by Boko Haram militants.

A spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col. SK Usman confirmed the reinstatement of the army General to SaharaReporters.

Several soldiers were court marshaled and sentenced to death as a result of the act of mutiny. General Mohammed was accused of dereliction of duty and soldiers under his command accused him surreptitiously aiding Boko Haram militants by sending soldiers to their death with minimal battlefront support.

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