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Nigerian Army Approves Promotion of 5,000 Soldiers Fighting Against Boko Haram




Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

As part of efforts to boost soldiers’ morale, the Nigeria Army has approved the promotion of 5,000 soldiers fighting against Boko Haram.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, made the announcement on Monday, Vanguard reports.

Buratai said:

“Since we came on board, we have introduced several measures aimed at encouraging our troops to give their best in the service of their nation.

The approval of the accelerated promotion of 5,000 soldiers was to redeem the promise made by my predecessor to the troops fighting insurgents in the North-East.

“It is my belief that this promotion, coupled with other incentives, will encourage our troops to fight for our country.”


  1. Prince

    September 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Nice move. That’s how to let them know that you appreciate their efforts. And there’s no way that they won’t perform even better.

  2. nwa nna

    September 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Hope their promotion comes with a healthy pay increase too COAS…

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