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Army dispels plans to recall truant soldiers

03 August 2015, 13:03

Abuja - The Nigerian Army will not re-engage soldiers that have deserted or have been expelled from the armed forces, a spokesperson has said.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said attention of the Nigerian Army had been drawn to a correspondence making the rounds in some media regarding an administrative procedure to review some recent disciplinary cases in the Nigerian Army.

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Usman said for the avoidance of doubt it should be noted that the Nigerian Army is reviewing all recent disciplinary cases due to the wave of litigations and petitions by some aggrieved personnel.

“The public should not misconstrue the recent directive to mean total recall of dismissed and deserter soldiers,” Usman said.

The Army has over the years suffered desertions and indiscipline among officers amid reports it is ill-equipped against the rampaging Boko Haram terrorist.

- CAJ News

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