Nigerian Army reviews disciplinary against soldiers

The Nigerian Army says it will be reviewing some of the disciplinary and Court Martials, especially those handled under the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, retired Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, made the clarification in response to reports regarding the recent disciplinary actions by the army in a statement, noting that the Nigerian Army is reviewing all recent disciplinary cases due to the wave of litigations and petitions by some aggrieved personnel.

He said the attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to news making the rounds in some media regarding an administrative procedure to review some recent disciplinary cases in the Nigerian Army.

According to him, the public should not misconstrue the recent directive to mean total recall of dismissed and deserter soldiers.

Minimah made discipline through the Court Martials one of his cardinal strategies to restore confidence and professionalism during his time in the service; a strategy his successor, Major-General Tukur Buratai, has vowed to sustain.


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