this Premium Times account:
The soldiers were among several hundred troops being deployed from the army's 7th Division in Maiduguri to locations in Damboa and Gwoza for major operations planned to significantly rout the extremist Boko Haram sect from the areas.
"But as we were about to depart, some of the soldiers began to behave funny," a witness said. "They were acting in ways that were delaying the movement. This was a movement that had been timed and we had to arrive locations at a time that should coincide with other operational arrangements. And then these guys were slowing us down."
The witness said at a point, the commander of the troop became fed up with the antics of the "lazy soldiers" and he immediately ordered that they be disarmed, stripped of their uniforms and dropped from the operation.