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Nigerian Army Declares 22 Soldiers Wanted

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22 men of the Nigerian Army including a Major have been declared wanted.

They were declared wanted for running from Boko Haram during an attack on a military outpost on  Septembe 29, at Gubio, a community in Borno State.

Gubio, a community partly controlled by insurgents was recently attacked by Boko Haram leaving 18 soldiers dead.

Senior military officers who carried out an investigation to establish the level of resistance or damage from troops during the attack, found that 22 soldiers were unavailable.

However, it is still not clear if the soldiers were missing in action or captured by Boko Haram.

However, they were declared as deserters and are bound to face dire consequences if found.

According to Premium Times, the deserters includes: U.A. Nagogo, a major; Mallam Turaki, a staff sergeant; Benjamin Afolabi, sergeant, Christian Nwachukwu, sergeant; Patrick Kosin, sergeant; Awuwa Orin, sergeant; Ibrahim Amodu, sergeant; Nasiru Umar, sergeant; Bello Suleiman, sergeant; Josiah Seth, sergeant and Muazu Nura, sergeant.

 

Others declared wanted are Ayodeji Ogunsuji, corporal; Michael Friday, corporal; Wakili Saul, corporal; Akyen Zamani, corporal; Yahaya Abubakar-Doia, lance corporal; Isikuru Venture, lance corporal; Aminu Isiaku, lance corporal; Usman Suleiman, lance corporal; Maigari Markus, lance corporal; Edward Ofem, lance corporal and Adams Shehu, lance corporal.

The feeling soldiers are to be arrested if found and returned in military escort to face disciplinary action. This follows up Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai’s warning of punishing soldiers that abandon positions during a Boko Haram attack.

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