- Some Army personnel studying in the tertiary institution have been recalled
- The action was taken by the Army authority in order to strengthen the fight against insurgents in Nigeria
- The order was given in a leaked memo by the Nigerian Army
Following the raging insurgency in the northeast, the Nigerian Army has recalled a large number of its personnel studying in civil institutions (universities and polytechnics) across the country to fight insurgents.
Legit.ng gathered that in the memo dated May 11, and obtained by The Punch, the Nigerian Army also suspended the sponsorship of personnel in civil institutions with the exemption of students in the final year.
According to the report, the army has continued to suffer heavy casualties in its counter-insurgency operations that have seen hundreds of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists also killed by gallant Nigerian troops.
It was gathered that in one of the recent attacks, more than 30 soldiers were reportedly killed in April when Islamic State-aligned fighters ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in Mainok, Borno state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Deep Blue Project, a federal government initiative championed by the ministry of transportation has officially taken off.
It was reported that the project is being implemented by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency with the support of the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Navy.
The project is one of the multiple efforts by the federal government to improve the security of Nigeria’s maritime environment.
Tolu Ogunlesi, a presidential media aide, provided updates on the project and the arrival of military assets under the project, via his Twitter page on Friday, May 14.
In a related report, the Nigerian Army continued to record success in the fight against insecurity as they pounce on bandits in the northern region of the country.
A bandits’ leader terrorising communities in Niger state, known as Jack Bros Yellow, has been arrested.