NICE! Nigerian Army Reviewing Deserter, Dismissed And Sentenced Soldiers’ Cases

S. K. Usman

According to a recent statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel SK Usman, “the Nigerian Army is reviewing all recent disciplinary cases due to the wave of litigations and petition by some aggrieved personnel.”

Army SpokesmanColonel Usman stated that this statement was preempted by information “making the rounds on some media regarding an administrative procedure” saying that the military was reviewing the cases of soldiers deserting the military.

It was learned in recent months that many Nigerian soldiers deserted or were unfairly dismissed because top military leadership in Nigeria were not supporting or equipping them in the fight against Boko Haram.

Colonel Usman concluded that this information should not be misconstrued “to mean a total recall of dismissed and deserter soldiers.