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Army Denies Recalling Deserters, Dismissed Soldiers

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 02, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army has dismissed recent reports making the rounds that the army command has recalled all dismissed and deserter soldiers.

The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, made the clarification in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

He said the Nigerian Army was only reviewing some recent disciplinary cases and was yet to arrive at any decision to recall any soldier.

“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a correspondence making the rounds in some media regarding an administrative procedure to review some recent disciplinary cases in the Nigerian Army.

“For the avoidance of doubt, it should be noted that the Nigerian Army is reviewing all recent disciplinary cases due to the wave of litigations and petitions by some aggrieved personnel,'' he said.

He urged the public, not to misconstrue the recent directive to mean total recall of dismissed and deserter soldiers.