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Recalled soldiers sent back to fight Boko Haram

18 September 2015, 14:05

Maiduguri - Soldiers dismissed by their unit commanders at the peak of the Boko Haram attacks in the North-East in 2014 have been sent back to the battle ground to combat the insurgents, Punch reports.

The affected soldiers had been summarily dismissed from the military in 2014 over offences allegedly committed as part of the troops involved in counter insurgency operations in the North-East.

Also read: Army reinstates 3 000 soldiers dismissed over Boko Haram war

The Nigerian Army deployed 3 032 pardoned soldiers in the North-East.

The 3 032 soldiers were among 5 000 dismissed soldiers whose cases were reviewed by a military panel led by the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Maj. Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade.

The panel had been set up by the army authorities to revisit the cases of the soldiers in August 2015.

Read more at Punch

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