Nigerian army has approved the promotions of 3,729 troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Burutau said the special promotion was approved over their participation in the Operation DEEP PUNCH II in Sambisa Forest.
In a statement released by TEXAS CHUKWU, Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, on Thursday, April 5, 2018, he said the promotion is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to duty during the operation.
A breakdown of the beneficiaries include 223 Staff Sergeants promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers, 511 Sergeants promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeants while 994 Corporals were promoted to the rank of Sergeants.
Others are 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals while 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals.