Nigerian Army dismisses 300 soldiers for going AWOL

Nigerian Army dismisses 300 soldiers for going AWOL

The Nigerian Army has reportedly dismissed about 300 soldiers for going away with official leave.

The said soldiers were reported to have also deserted the Operation Lafiya Dole counter-insurgency campaign in the North-East.

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Records obtained by The PUNCH on Thursday show that 24 soldiers of the 118 Task Force Battalion, Kaura Cross, Baga, were dismissed from the military on December 13, 2015, for refusing to board an articulated truck from Maimalari cantonment to Baga.

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The men had complained about the mode of transportation and proceeded to trek for five days to the battlefront at Baga to retake the location from Boko Haram.

 On arrival, their Commanding Officer, Col. S. Omolori, charged them with desertion and dismissed the first batch of 24 soldiers. Punch reports.

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