Reps move to investigate mass resignation in Nigerian Army, other allegations

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate purported voluntary resignation of 365 soldiers.

The decision to probe the circumstance of the resignation followed the adoption of a motion of matters of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Muhammed Monguno and 3 others on Tuesday.

According to the mover of the motion, the soldiers tendered their resignation due to alleged embezzlement of allowances and inferior military hardwares.

Monguno in his motion linked the recent exposé by Lance Corporal Martins Idakpein to the mass resignation.

“On the 22nd of June 2020, a lance corporal in the Nigerian Army, Martins Idakpein made an online video where he condemned the attitude of the Service Chiefs towards the attacks and killing of Nigerians and soldiers as well as untold hardship soldiers face while conducting combat operations, ” Monguno stated.

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