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ECOWAS Court Orders Buhari To Pay Soldiers Who Got Sacked After Fleeing Boko Haram



An ECOWAS court has ordered the Nigerian government to pay the emolument of a group of 244 soldiers who got dismissed in 2016.

The soldiers got sacked after they were accused of abandoning their posts during a brutal battle with the Boko Haram insurgents.

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They blamed their deleriction of duty on inadequate ammunitions which put them at the peril of theur lives.

The court which sat in the Nigerian capital, Abuja found the government had erred in the manner they relieve the soldiers from the army.

The soldiers who dragged the Nigerian government to court to demand the respect of their fundamental human rights which included salaries and other entitlements.

Justice Keikura Bangura in his final ruling rejected the soldiers’ application to be reinstated into the Nigerian army but upheld their application of being given their salaries.

Boko Haram launched its insurgency in north-east Nigeria some ten years ago. It sought to overthrow the Nigerian democracy and replace it with sharia law.

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The group’s deadly activities have claimed more than 36,000 lives since and displaced nearly two million people in the country.

Boko Haram insurgency started a decade ago