The Nigerian Army says calm has been restored at Maiduguri airport seized for two hours by riotous troops that it described as unscrupulous.

In a statement by Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the protest by the few unscrupulous troops happened while the command was conducting a redeployment of soldiers at the Maiduguri airport.

The aggrieved soldiers claimed they had overstayed and were resisting redeployment to Marte, one of the towns liberated by the military several years ago from the control of Boko Haram terrorists.

It would be recalled that the protesters are part of the special force deployed to provide air defence and enhance security at the airport.

 

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