– Army claims they didn’t quite over lack of interest as news had it.
– Says the soldiers who left were disengage in a normal routine exercise at the end of their service.
The Nigerian Army has refuted the claim the 380 soldiers are planning to dump military service over loss of interest.
There has been news circulating that army personnels numbered about 380 wrote to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, seeking to voluntarily retire from the service.
In the news being circulated, it was reported that soldiers from the North-East and other theatres of operation include Master Warrant Officers, Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants, Sergeants, Lance Corporals, Corporals and Privates are seeking retirement over lack of interest.
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The news also had it that the chief of staff has approved their retirement for the voluntary disengagement in a 17-page circular AHQ DOAA/G1/300/92.
Reacting to the news, the military outfit described the news as fake and completely untrue.
Army in their response via their official twitter handle described the news as “Fake and mischievous news story by supporters of Boko Haram designed to dampen the morale of gallant and patriotic soldiers.”
The military force therefore made clarifications on the exit of the said personnels.
Army said they left after their services years ended and not because army are in short supply of personnels.
“The 386 soldiers who left the army disengaged in a normal routine exercise at the end of their service. The Nigerian army is not in short supply of Nigerians willing to join its ranks. 4, 600 patriots recently joined the Nigerian army of which a large proportion opted to go into the Special Force fighting terrorism.”
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