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In Nigeria Army recalls 2,500 soldiers, 102 officers

The recalled soldiers will be absorbed into the new anti-Boko Haram force tagged Operation Zaman Lafiya.

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The Nigerian Army has reinstated about 2,500 soldiers who were earlier withdrawn from service for various reasons.

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Nigerian soldiers

 

The recalled soldiers will be absorbed into the new anti-Boko Haram force tagged Operation "Zaman Lafiya."

Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. play Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. (Reuters/Emmanuel Braun)

 

The Army has also screened and reinstated 102 officers, who were facing disciplinary action.

A cross section of Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny. play

A cross section of Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny.

(News rescue)

 

The reinstated soldiers and officers are now being re-trained at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontangora, Niger State, Punch reports.

Nigerian army soldiers stand guard as they cordon off a road leading to the scene of a blast at a business district in Abuja June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play Nigerian army soldiers stand guard as they cordon off a road leading to the scene of a blast at a business district in Abuja June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (Reuters)

 

“The panel has cleared 2,500 soldiers who were dismissed from their units for minor offences alleged to have been committed under Operation Zaman Lafiya,” a source said.

Nigerian soldiers on guard in one of Borno villages. play

Nigerian soldiers on guard in one of Borno villages.

 

“The review panel also cleared 102 officers who were either asked to withdraw, dismissed or facing prosecution for various offences under the operation,” the source added.

Chief of Army Staff, Major General TY Buratai play

Chief of Army Staff, Major General TY Buratai

(Daily Post)

 

The Army had announced on August 1, that it would review all recent disciplinary cases but warned that it would not reinstate all “dismissed and deserter soldiers.”

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