ABUJA — Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives are concerned about the voluntary and massive resignation of soldiers fighting the Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast.
In early July, Nigerian Army chief of staff Tukur Buratai approved the voluntary resignation of 380 soldiers, who wrote to him on July 3, 2020, requesting voluntary resignation from the force.
Military sources attributed the resignations to loss of morale, unimproved allowances, and mass casualties at the hands of the Boko Haram terrorists.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives adopted a motion entitled ‘Need to Investigate the Purported Voluntary Resignation of Over 365 Soldiers from the Nigerian Army’.
The Chamber warned that the massive resignation would increase insecurity in the country.