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Nigerian Army Spokesman says 3032 dismissed soldiers have been recalled

The recalled soldiers are among 5,000 troops who were either withdrawn or facing disciplinary action.

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The Nigerian Army has reinstated 3,032 soldiers who were earlier dismissed for various offences.

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The recalled soldiers are among 5,000 troops who were either withdrawn or facing disciplinary action.

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 reinstatement was confirmed by Army spokesperson, Sani Usman on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

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Nigerians soldiers destroy Boko Haram flag.

(Jamaica Observer)

 

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.

Nigerian soldiers play

Nigerian soldiers

(Nairaland)

 

The soldiers were screened and those recalled are said to have undergone re-training at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontagora, Niger State.

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