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Boko Haram: Dismissed 141 Police deserters may get reprieve

Indications emerged over the weekend that reprieve may come the way of 141 policemen, who were dismissed from the force and on account of desertion after they learnt that they would be deployed to participate in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East.

Sunday Telegraph gathered the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu is set to review the matter.

The 141 officers of the rank-and-file were accused of committing mutiny and desertion, prompting the immediate past IGP, Ibrahim Idris to order their dismissal with immediate effect.

Also, a directive went out for several police units where the dismissed officers were attached to immediately retrieve all equipment in their possession and remove them from payrolls, according to a December 26, 2018 signal.

New Telegraph, February 10, 2019

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