Nigerian Army faces morale crisis as 380 soldiers exit over “loss of interest”
By Guardian Exclusive
18 July 2020 | 1:00 pm
About 380 Nigerian soldiers fighting insurgency in the North-east and other theatres of operation have reportedly written to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt,-Gen Tukur Buratai, for voluntary retirement.
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