The Nigerian Army was hit with a gale of resignations as 127 soldiers officially exited the Army with formal disengagement already approved by Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant colonel Tukur Buratai.
The soldiers with majority from the junior cadre of the Army who are at the forefront in the battle field would officially be disengaged in May 2021.
According to a memo signed by Brig. General T.A Gagariga, the soldiers include one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals and one Private.
The memo read “In compliance with the provisions of section A, the COAS vide reference B has approved the voluntary discharge of the above named NWO and 126 others listed in annex A. The soldiers are to proceed on terminal leave WEF 26th April, 21 while their disengagement date takes effect from 26th May 21 in accordance with the NA administrative policies and procedures No. 27 paragraphs 3 and 4,” the memo read.
“Accordingly, I am directed to request you relate to their respective units to release the affected soldiers to report to HQ CAR with their unit service documents for documentation NLT 5th January 21 and ensure that:”
“a. All forms of military controlled items, arms, ammunition and items of combat kits are recovered from the soldiers prior to their disengagement date and certified that they are properly de-kitted.”