The Nigerian Army has begun the reinstatement of over 2,500 soldiers.
2,500 soldiers have been reinstated to the Nigerian Army as part of the plan of the federal government to pardon the soldiers and eradicate the insurgency in the country.
The Nigerian Army recalled over 2,500 soldiers who were earlier asked to withdraw from service for alleged offenses committed under the counter- insurgency operations code named Operation Zaman Lafiya.
A review panel has been set up to screen and reinstate some soldiers who were sentenced or facing prosecution in relation to the operations in the North-East.
Reports have it that reinstated soldiers and officers have commenced retraining at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontangora, Niger State.
The panel has cleared 2,500 soldiers who were dismissed from their units for minor offences alleged to have been committed under Operation Zaman Lafiya.
The review panel also cleared 102 officers who were either asked to withdraw, dismissed or facing prosecution for various offences under the operation.
The reinstated soldiers are expected to undergo a short retraining exercise as part of the reintegration requirements into the service at the NATRAC, Kotangora.
After the retraining, the Army authorities would screen the affected personnel and re-activate their suspended bank accounts.
Some of the soldiers were dismissed from the Nigerian Army during the Olusegun Obasanjo regime. Some of them were dismissed from the service for violating a law said to have forbidden the personnel of the Army from marrying foreigners.