Konduga, which was stationed about 15 kilometers behind Bama, the last deployment before Maiduguri.
troops went straight to Maiduguri instead of joining the troops in Konduga to repel the attack.
Giving an instance, a source said: "Commanders of troops are supposed to lead soldiers from the frontline
but what we discovered is that most of the commanders operate and give orders from the rear.
"If not that our soldiers are rugged and know that the Boko Haram terrorists could not match them professionally, what we are seeing today would have been the opposite. Actually, when terrorists see soldiers coming, they run for their lives, but due to poor leadership, the back-up arrangements are not activated.
The source cited the successes recorded severally in the battles to take over Konduga as the perfect way the Nigeria Army operates, noting that even though there were four different attacks with heavy weaponry, the army was able to defeat them and recovered stolen weapons.