A complete 127 troops are quitting the Nigerian Military regardless of the deteriorating security challenges the army is at the moment combating in some parts of the nation, Premium Times reports.
The troopers, drawn from numerous formations of the military throughout the country, are all the junior cadres who’re largely on the lead in the field.
The sourced memo revealed that the army personnel, including one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, 22 Staff Sergeants, seven Lance Corporals, and one Private, will leave in May
Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, a lieutenant general, has since accepted their formal disengagement.
The listing of the departing combatants didn’t differentiate between those beginning voluntary retirement and people withdrawing from the military on medical grounds.
Based on the memo signed by brigadier a general, T.A Gagariga, who conveyed the approval of their disengagements, the 127 soldiers are to relinquish all army properties of their possession.
Partly stated: “In compliance with the provisions of section A, the COAS vide reference B has approved the voluntary discharge of the above named NWO and 126 others listed in annex A.
“The soldiers are to proceed on terminal leave WEF 26th April, 21 while their disengagement date takes effect from 26th May 21 in accordance with the NA administrative policies and procedures No. 27 paragraphs 3 and 4,” the memo read