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The Nigerian Army is secretly trying a soldier, Mohammed Abdullahi, for making ‘unguarded comments’ on social media about the tenures of the current service chiefs, a military source has revealed.

The staff sergeant, according to the source, was accused of critising the extension of the tenures of the service chiefs, saying it is “slowing morale in the rank and file of the forces.”

The source said Mr Abdullahi, with service number 97NA/44/315, is facing disciplinary action following the comments.

The service chiefs include the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar.

The Army Intelligence Corp (NAIC) has investigated the soldier’s comments and its findings will form the basis of the trial, the official briefed on the case told PREMIUM TIMES.

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