The Nigerian army has recalled some of its personnel currently on study leave in institutions across the country.
According to a leaked memo issued by the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Department of Army Training, Abuja and dated May 11, the move is aimed at having more soldiers available to execute the ongoing war against Boko Haram in the Northeast.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Boko Haram in recent weeks launched series of attacks that led to a huge number of casualties on the part of the soldiers.
The Nigerian Army also suspended the sponsorship of personnel in civil institutions with the exemption of students in the final year, reports The Punch.
In recent weeks, the army has suffered heavy casualties as they intensify efforts to defeat the insurgents.
The Punch reports that in one of the recent attacks, more than 30 soldiers were reportedly killed in April when Islamic State-aligned fighters ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in Mainok, Borno State.
In a similar development, about 30 soldiers were reportedly killed in four attacks by Islamist militants in the North-East.