Nigerian soldiers lobby against North-East postings as Boko Haram attacks escalate

Nigerian soldiers have begun intense lobbying to escape deployments into the North-East, following the escalating wave of Boko Haram attacks on military formations in the region, Saturday Punch investigations have revealed.

Multiple military sources confirmed to Saturday Punch that as part of the fallout of the Boko Haram attacks on military formations in Metele, Kangarwa, Malumfatori and Arge areas of Borno State as well as the Buni Gari area of Yobe State in November, more soldiers were now lobbying to avoid postings to the volatile North-East region.

Also, It was learnt that a significant number of the soldiers presently stationed in the North-East were lobbying for  redeployment.

A Brigadier-General who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, told Saturday Punch that a significant number of personnel were influencing their posting against the North-East while some were deserting the military.

A colonel serving in Abuja also spoke on the latest development, saying personnel were now increasingly influencing their postings to avoid the North-East.


– Punch


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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