Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nigerian Army cases on review in civilian courts

This major article by Olukorede Yishau in The Nation chronicles a surprising array of contentious legal disputes between the Nigerian Army and former military officers. So far, the Army is not doing well in the civilian courts. A big case on the horizon involves 126 soldiers who were discharged for failing to fight against Boko Haram insurgents. It will come on for hearing on October 19 before the Industrial Court. The Boko Haram 126 claim, among other things, that they were denied an opportunity to be heard on whether they should be discharged.

The Army is also reintegrating many soldiers who had previously been sacked but have since been recalled to active duty. Details here.

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