- The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) expels some cadets for various conducts relating to indiscipline
- Other cadets found wanting were demoted by the military academy
- The spokesperson of the academy, Major Abubakar Abdullahi says the disciplinary measure was in line with the provisions of cadets handbook on discipline
Some cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) have been withdrawn by the military institution for various conducts relating to indiscipline.
The spokesperson of the academy, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, on Friday, January 24, said other cadets found wanting were demoted by the military academy, Vanguard reports.
Abdullahi, however, did disclose the number of cadets that were withdrawn from the institution.
He said the disciplinary action was taken against the erring cadets in line with the regulation guiding the affairs of the institution.
The spokesperson noted that the action was necessary to produce quality officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces and to ensure discipline is preserved in the academy.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has urged motorists to be cautious against fake checkpoints mounted on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, gave the advice following the sudden resurgence of terrorist attacks along the highway.
Adeniyi who was speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, stated that the only official checkpoints are located at Benisheikh, Jakana, Auno, Mainok and Njimtilo towns and villages along the highway.
In another report, the trial of the embattled senior Army officer, Major General Hakeem Otiki, continues as the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of $376, 120 (N136,155,440) traced to him.
The court granted the order following the application from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The court directed the EFCC to publish the interim forfeiture order in a national daily so that anyone who claims the money belongs to him will be notified and appear before the court to defend his/her claim within 14 days.
The argument of the anti-graft agency in court was that the money was illegally acquired by Otiki.
The senior Army officer was accused of being the one who in 2019 detailed some soldiers to provide VIP escort from Sokoto to Kaduna for one Alhaji Ado Aliyu, alongside the sum of N400 million.
The soldiers, however, reportedly fled with the money with their whereabouts unknown.
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