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1 year after, Nigerian Army ‘refuses’ to reinstate Colonel who arrested 377 Boko Haram terrorists

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1 year after, Nigerian Army ‘refuses’ to reinstate Colonel who arrested 377 Boko Haram terrorists

Retired Colonel Auwal Suleiman has yet to be reinstated in the Nigerian military, a year after an order from the Abuja National Labor Court.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr. Suleiman is one of 38 army officers who were forced into retirement by the Nigerian army in June 2016.

After filing a lawsuit, Mr Suleiman obtained a judgment in February 2020 ordering the Nigerian military to be reinstated in the post he held in 2016 when the alleged retirement was effected.

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In delivering judgment, Judge Sanusi Kado of the Abuja National Labor Court rejected the allegation that the army officer was forcibly removed from the military due to an 18-year extension of service, adding that there was no evidence of the lie invoked to justify the illegal act of the army.

PRNigeria found that before his statutory retirement, Mr. Suleiman was the mastermind behind the creation of the popular civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), which coordinated the arrest of 377 Boko Haram terrorists in 2019.

He was also a resourceful intelligence officer who carried out many successful operations against elements of Boko Haram, including the arrest of their commanders.

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The Nigerian military and intelligence services had repeatedly relied on the bravery and tactical acumen of Mr. Suleman in their counterterrorism operations.

A military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that Mr. Suleiman’s appointment as deputy chief of operations for the United Nations Mission in Darfur and as deputy defense adviser to the Nigerian embassy in Washington in 2011 and 2012 respectively had been abruptly canceled as it was the key to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. operations in the Northeast.

“It may interest you to note that Colonel Suleiman came up with the idea of ​​using local vigilantes and hunters to fight the devastating Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast that gave birth to the popular civilian JTF in Borno State.

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“He led a joint intelligence task force including other security agencies to uncover the secret cells of Boko Haram insurgents in many towns in northern Nigeria.

“His prowess as a spy, he played a major role in the discovery of a Boko Haram cell within the presidential Villa Abuja before the terrorists could harm the seat of power while the culprits were then arrested.

“The mastermind of the planned attack on Aso Rock was a police sergeant identified as Babagana who was arrested. Colonel Suleman also played a key role in the arrests and prosecutions of pioneer Boko Haram spokesperson Umar Sanda Konduga and Chadian terrorist shooter Bana Fannaye, among others.

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Even when he was at Command and Staff College, Jaji, as an executive, he was recalled that he had helped track down ‘a wanted terrorist in the world and the United States, Adam Kambar.

“In addition to operational risks and several ambushes that led to a bullet in the left leg, Colonel Suleiman escaped assassination attempts in Bauchi and Borno thanks to several improvised explosive device attacks and suicide bombings.” the officer said on condition of anonymity.

A member of the NDA 42 Regular Combatant’s Course which entered service in September 1995, Mr. Suleiman was promoted to Colonel on August 17, 2013, winning the Army Chief of Staff Commendation Award as well as the national honor of a member of the Order of the Federal Republic. , MFR.

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