Army declares officers and soldiers wanted for deserting warfront
The Nigerian Army has declared a total of 12 officers and 89 soldiers wanted for deserting the war front in Borno State.
The army authorities have also frozen the banks accounts of the affected personnel.
Military sources said the soldiers absconded from duty after insurgents attacked their camp in Marte and Dikwa Local Government Areas of Borno State, leaving scores of their colleagues dead.
The soldiers, attached to the 15 Task Force Battalion, were ambushed and dislodged after hours of intense fighting, sources said.
According to those familiar with the matter, the troops were overwhelmed and could not withstand the superior firepower of the terrorists.
The unit then tactically retreated and relocated to Dikwa, which was attacked again.