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BREAKING!! Trouble Looms As 127 Nigerian Soldiers Resign, Join Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network

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BREAKING!! Trouble Looms As 127 Nigerian Soldiers Resign, Join Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network


According to SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Army has raised alarm following reports that at least five soldiers who have been on voluntary retirement in recent years have agreed to join the Nnamdi Kanu Eastern Security Network, citing military sources.

One of the military sources noted, according to SR, that more South-East soldiers, particularly those in Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, are currently being wooed to resign and join the ESN.

It was learned that some of the soldiers who resigned did so on the grounds that the ESN has better healthcare arrangements for its officers than the military, funded by both foreign and local donors.

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The boys of the Kanu ESN are not a bunch of rookies and untrained guys brandishing guns. I personally know five guys who left the Nigerian Army to join ESN from my hometown in Anambra State. Two of them had previously worked in Operation Lafiya Dole, State of Borno, until they left.

One of the sources said, “We are reliably informed that there are other soldiers, especially from the South-East Extraction, who will soon leave for other different reasons and are likely to be recruited into the fold.”

Recently, Kanu, the leader of the outlawed indigenous people of Biafra, declared the creation of the Eastern Security Network as a regional force to defend the South-East and South-South from Fulani herders’ bandits and attacks.

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In July 2012, approximately 356 soldiers resigned from the army in the North-East and other operational theaters, some on voluntary retirement, while others cited lack of interest as their reason for disengagement.

On July 3, 2020, under Reference NA/COAS/001, the soldiers wrote to the army chief, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, citing the Harmonized Terms and Conditions of Service for Soldiers/Rating/Airmen (Revised) 2017.

A 17-page circular from Buratai, AHQ DOAA/G1/300/92, signed by Brig Gen T.E. Gagariga to the army chief, contained the approval of the voluntary disengagement of the 356 soldiers.

Again, another batch of 127 soldiers resigned from the Nigerian Army this January and are expected to depart by May.

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