The Nigerian Army has approved the promotion of 6,199 soldiers currently involved in the fight against Boko Haram.
The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, who made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday said the promotion was approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai,
Usman further added that the soldiers were promoted to ranks between lance corporal to warrant officer.
“The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, has today Tuesday 25th July 2017, approved the special promotion of 6,199 soldiers serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to various ranks between Lance Corporals to Warrant Officers in the Nigerian Army,” Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said.
“The breakdown of the beneficiaries of the special promotion are as follows: staff sergeants – warrant officers –329; sergeants – staff sergeants –371; corporals – sergeants –707; lance corporals – corporals –1,290, and privates – lance corporals –3,502.”
“The COAS congratulates the beneficiaries and urged them to increase the tempo of the ongoing clearance operations of the Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east,” he added.