Metro Army Searches for Terrorists among Recruits -Daily Independent



The Nigerian Army has said everyone that applied to join the force in the latest round of recruitment would be subjected to thorough screenings by psychologists.

It also disclosed that anyone participating in the recruitment might have been previously recommended by traditional rulers, Imams, local community or religious leaders known to them, and subjected to further scrutiny by other professionals in fields that can determine people’s mindset to ascertain the totality of such applicants.

Director, Army Information, Olajide Olaleye, who confirmed this to Sunday Independent, said the exercise, aimed at adding to the current 150,000 men and officers of the Army, would be holistic, to ensure that people with questionable characters and likely members of Boko Haram are not recruited.

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