Investigations have revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari sanctioned the recall of officers and soldiers who were said to be “unjustly disciplined and dismissed” through various general court martials set up by the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (rtd).
Through the process, an estimated 2,700 soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army have been recalled.
Military sources told THISDAY that President Buhari, after reviewing most of the cases and the circumstances under which the affected personnel were sanctioned, called for the review of the trial to determine if there were cases of injustice.
According to one the senior officer, the case was brought to the attention of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who on the assumption of office vowed to continue with the disciplinary measures adopted by his predecessor. Read more