356 Soldiers Apply For Voluntary Retirement Citing Loss Of Interest In The Nigerian Army

3 weeks ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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Not less than 356 soldiers have reportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army.

According to ThePunch, the soldiers wrote to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on Friday, July 3, 2020, under Reference NA/COAS/001, quoting the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service soldiers/rating/airmen (Revised) 2017.

The approval of the soldiers’ disengagement was contained in a 17-page circular signed by Brig Gen T.E. Gagariga for the army chief.

The document according to the newspaper was also copied to Headquarters, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, Borno State as well as the Headquarters of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 81, and 82 Divisions of the Nigerian Army.

The majority of the soldiers applying for voluntary disengagement are reportedly from the North-East theatre of operation.

Military sources have, however, attributed the development to loss of morale, poor weapons, unimproved allowances and the continuous loss of soldiers to Boko Haram attacks.
The Punch reports that the total number of soldiers that applied for voluntary disengagement is 380, but while 356 cited loss of interest, 24 said they are leaving the army to take traditional titles.

The 356 soldiers are Master Warrant Officers, Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants, Sergeants, Lance Corporals, Corporals and Privates.
A document written by Gagariga on behalf of Buratai state’s that the soldiers’ disengagement date will take effect from January 3, 2021.

-- taypetdun (m) at 12-07-2020 09:34PM
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why shouldn't they leave when the service chiefs are enjoying what supposed to be theirs. Poor soldiers are dying while the officers are fating and owing properties. They should go and have a rest, Nigeria does not worth dying for.
-- tyomon Online (m) at 12-07-2020 11:24PM
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Great decision, there is no difference between buratashi and Magu.
-- Goldtime (m) at 13-07-2020 10:08AM
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Voluntary retirement? Better watch out for those walking grenades .These guys should be kept in the barracks until they can be rehabilitated before being allowed to integrate into civil society.If the armed forces would let them go at will then the same institution should lay security surveillance around them for a very long period of time .These are detonators in society ,they r explosives devices . Before you know it they have formed a robbery dreadful squad .
-- kacylee (f) at 13-07-2020 10:20AM
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this is very serious ooo

-- DrSoba (m) at 13-07-2020 11:15AM
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This is just a case of more armed rubber and kidnappers on the street of Nigeria.
-- collinsuchendu (m) at 14-07-2020 07:21AM
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Mumu country