Soldiers have right to demand for better weapons – Army | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Nigerian soldiers. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

The Nigerian Army, Friday, said that soldiers in the frontline, have the right to demand for proper weapons to fight the insurgents.

It how said that the Federal Government was making concerted efforts toward deploying new fighting equipment to augment the existing ones in the Theartre of Operation.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, “on the issue of ‘obsolete weapons’ as reported in some media, the position of Army Headquarters is that soldiers have right to demand for proper weapons to prosecute the operations. However, the Federal Government was making concerted efforts toward deploying new fighting equipment to augment the existing ones in the Theartre of Operation”.

The Army, also denied reports of protest by soldiers over posting to certain location in the theatre of operation but “mild complaints” by few soldiers.

It said that, “preliminary…



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