Dec. 20, 2013
NewsRescue– The true details of the massacre at Bama barracks are more horrific than is being revealed and can be imagined.
We have exclusive information from sources within the army that the barracks was massacred because the army was just sitting ducks, totally unequipped and easily overpowered by superior armed Boko Haram terrorists.
Nigeria’s military is simply underfunded. Equipment has not been upgraded since Shagari’s regime when the APC’s and other equipment still in use today were purchased. Nigeria’s civilian government steals and embezzles all the nations wealth and leaves the army exposed for such recurrent massacres.
NewsRescue reported this same problem in May this year when there was a similar attack of the Bama military base and the soldiers were killed ‘after they ran out of ammunition.’ This time was no different. The soldiers could not defend themselves being inappropriately equipped. See: NewsRescue–Nigeria: Top Level Sabotage Behind Military and Civilian Casualties in Boko Haram War – Military Sources [PART 1]
Army families at the barracks were massacred.
The terrorists took over the barracks for over three hours, going from house to house raping the women and killing every older male child.
People were burned alive, some still alive are suffering from severe burns.
All the arms and ammunition in the barracks were carted away.
Dozens of Boko Haram terrorists ransacked the barracks, lighting everything on fire. Every single tank at the barrack was burned, all vehicles were burned to their frames.
The barracks had only one APC (Armored Personnel Carrier). This is totally inadequate for a barracks outpost right at the border engaged with Boko Haram.
The junior officers are frustrated, they see Nigeria simply playing politics while the senior army Generals are also caught eating Nigeria’s wealth and putting the junior soldiers in the path of sure death.
Currently there is desperation and rancor in the ranks as the surviving children and family members have been taken to another barracks.
This is the second such Boko Haram massacre this month, earlier the Nigerian air base in Maiduguri was sacked with several rickety military jets set ablaze.
Soldiers had recently requested for a full desert military base at Nigeria’s north eastern border. The government is yet to address this serious demand. At this stage, terrorists should never be able to move in formation with several vehicle convoys. They should never be able to attack military barracks.’
There is one conclusion: The embattled Jonathan administration, torn by intractable corruption and diversion of the nations needed funds, can simply not handle the Boko Haram terror crises and is putting the nations brave military men and women directly in harms way.