Auno Massacre: Reps Commenced Investigation On Super Camp

Crime Watch

The House of Representatives is set to begin an investigation that leads to the creation of Super Camp by the Nigerian Army serving in the northeast which leads to the killing of over thirty Nigerians in Auno, a village near Maiduguri, Borno state during early February this year.


The investigation is currently being undertaken by the House Committee on Army, Air Force, Defence and National Security in Abuja.

During the investigation hearing yesterday, Chairman House Committee on Army, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC- Adamawa) said the attack on travellers carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists in Auno community would be thoroughly investigated.

Recall on 9th February, at the said village which is just 20km into Maiduguri, a group of Boko Haram Terrorist unleashed pogrom and massacred over 30 innocent travellers who were locked out of the city by the Army, kidnapped scores, looted and perpetrated a mass killing.

The Chairman committee disclosed the committee had visited the village where they met with the victims, the village head and the governor of Borno state to hear the feeling of the victims.

Namdas disclosed that his committee was interested in finding out what had dampened the morale of our Nigerian Army at the frontline who are involved in the fighting within the region.

His statement which partly reads: “Questions has been raised, we as representatives of the people will speak and are to find out what really happened.

“Lives have been lost, property worth millions destroyed and will want the army to open up and tell us what exactly happened,” he said.

Accordingly, the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has revealed the Army has received the invitation and will honour it.

Buratai, who was represented by, Major General Enobong Udom, the Army chief of Training and operations said, the army was ready and willing to attempt all questions.

Udom promised to offer maximum cooperation to the committee to enable them report back to the general House for further legislative actions.

The committees then went into closed-door meeting with the military personnel to discuss crustal security matters.