Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, has disclosed that the Nigeria Army would recruit 12,000 soldiers in 2017 to help fight insurgency across the country.
Buratai spoke during a budget defense session with the House of Representatives Committee on Army.
According to him, the recruitment exercise would take place after the Army’s 2017 budget proposal of N152.8 billion is approved.
The exercise would be in two batches with 6,000 men first and another 6,000 later.
Burutai complained that delay in release of funds was frustrating military operations nationwide.