Abuja - Twenty-three police officers who refused to join in the military operation against Boko Haram insurgents in March 2015 are to face trial for alleged insubordination, reports Punch.
The affected police officers have been ordered to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to face the consequences of their action.
The policemen were earlier detained by the military for 26 days for not joining military personnel in a counter-terrorism offensive against insurgents in Borno State.
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The officers had declined to join the military operations against Boko Haram despite the fact that they had received counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism training in Belarus in 2014.
They refused to join the operation on the excuse that they needed clearance from the Force Headquarters before they could participate in it.
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