Nigerian Army approves retirement of 34 soldiers.
The Nigerian Army has authorized the retirement of 34 soldiers.
It was learned that the soldiers had written to the service last year requesting their discharge.
According to our source, the majority of the soldiers voluntarily resigned, while others cited medical reasons.
The soldiers are expected to go to the Headquarters Command Army Records for documentation, according to a leaked memo with the reference number 1 DIV/300/100.
Colonel Acunadgu signed the memo, titled 'Approval for voluntary/medical discharge soldiers third and fourth quarters 2022 03NA/37/1774 WO Musa Ibrahim-NT and 33 others,' on behalf of the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division in Kaduna.
"Forwarded herewith, please find a photocopy of Reference A and its self-explanatory Annex for your information and necessary action," it said.
"As a result, I am directed to respectfully request that you release affected personnel to report to HQ CAR with their unit service documents for documentation no later than March 13, 2023, with a current photograph and ensure that: all forms of military-controlled items, arms, ammunition, and combat kits are recovered from them before their disengagement date and certify that they are properly de-kitted."
When contacted, Lt.-Col. Yahaya Musa, the spokesperson for 1 Division, said the retirement was routine in the service and that due process was followed.
He also stated that no one with documented health issues could be forced to stay in the military.
"It's routine in the military," Musa explained. A military job is a selfless act of service to the country. There is no pressure in the job.
"If anyone has health issues and feels he or she can no longer continue with the job, he or she is allowed to write to the COAS. They form a medical team to investigate his or her case, and the individual is subjected to a battery of tests."
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