The Nigerian Army has recalled a large number of its personnel studying in civil institutions (Universities and Polytechnic) across the Country in order to tackle the raging insurgency in the North-East.
This is contained in a memo by the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Department of Army Training, Abuja.
In the memo dated May 11, 2021, the Nigerian Army also suspended the sponsorship of personnel in civil institutions with the exemption of students in the final year.
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.
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.