Some Nigerian troops on Sunday staged a protest at the airport in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
They are reported by locals to have shot into the air for hours as they agitate over their deployment to some communities to fight Boko Haram militants.
The soldiers were being posted to a restive part of the country’s northeast to fight the militants who continue to wreck havoc.
They did not want to be redeployed from their base in Maiduguri, state capital of Borno, to Marte.
There were no reports of injuries during the firing of of shots.
Reuters quoted one of the soldiers as saying that “We are angry and that is why we are shooting. Why are they taking us again to another place after spending about four years?”
President Muhammadu Buhari’s government continues to struggle to defeat Boko Haram despite promising to do so.
Millions have been displaced by the activities of Boko Haram and thousands killed.
Soldiers and other security forces continue to be killed by these militants during combats and ambush attacks.
Several changes have been made within the Nigerian army as part of efforts at defeating the militants.