Nigerian Army Reinstates Over 3000 Dismissed SoldiersLatest News, News Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – Following the review of their cases by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai –led disciplinary committee, the Nigerian Army has reinstated over 3000 out of 5000 dismissed soldiers.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, Thursday made this public at a news conference he addressed in Abuja.
The Army Spokesperson disclosed that the cases presented to the disciplinary review committee were treated on merit, still, informed that the review process was still ongoing.
Consequently, Col. Usman affirmed that only soldiers with disciplinary cases were reinstated, while those indicted with criminal related cases, were not considered by the committee.
The Army image maker recalled a similar committee was constituted previously to review the disciplinary cases, especially those related to soldiers in the defunct “Operation Zaman Lafiya.”
Usman informed that the committee has also concluded its initial sitting and has made certain recommendation that led to the reinstatement of a total of “3032 soldiers out of 5,000 cases reviewed so far”.
According to the Army Publicist, the reinstated soldiers have since commenced re-training exercise, at a military facility in Niger, preparatory for their eventual redeployment to the operational theatre, adding that the re-training would reacquaint the affected soldiers with current development in the MNJTF’s onslaught against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in the North-Eastern part of the country.
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