The Nigerian Army has said that the 3032 of the 5000 soldiers that were dismissed from the service for cowardice, mutiny and other related offences in the fight against Boko Haram have been recalled. They were initially found guilty by the military court martial.
According to the Army spokesman Col Sani Usman, ‘you would recall that the Nigerian Army some time ago instituted a committee to review the recent disciplinary cases in the service, especially of those soldiers in the defunct ‘operation Zaman Lafiya’.
‘The committee has concluded its initial sitting and has made certain recommendations that led to the reinstatement of 3032 soldiers out of 5000 cases reviewed so far.
‘The cases reviewed were only disciplinary as no criminal cases were considered, the review is going but the bulk of the work has been done for the time being.
The Army spokesman assured that the military are better motivated to defeat Boko Haram. He said ‘we have more weapons and we have more ammunition and of course we do not have to wait for them to attack before we react.