Soldier fired for proposing to his fellow colleague and lover live on camera

The National Youth Service Corps on Tuesday broke its silence on a corps member who made a marriage proposal to a female soldier saying the Nigerian Army will not allow any violation of its military traditions.

The NYSC was reacting to the recent detention of a female soldier who got romantically entangled with a male corp member at the NYSC orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, who stated this during a press briefing in Abuja, explained that the Army was a strong institution that was founded on the basis of discipline.

He said, “Every organisation has its own customs and traditions, and we have to abide by it. We, on our part, have spoken to our corps members.

“We encourage them to inter-marry, but we have never had a situation where a corps member will go and propose (to a soldier).

“The Army has its own tradition and they will not joke with it. So, we always tell our corps members to play by the rules.

“I can assure that the army as an institution is built on its customs and traditions, and anything that will impinge on discipline, they will not take it lightly.”

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