Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Adedayo Adeoye (retd.), has said that dismissed soldiers who have expressed readiness to fight invading Russian soldiers in Ukraine should be deployed in Borno, Yobe and other states in North-East Nigeria to combat terrorists.
Adeoye stated this in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Friday.
He said the Nigerian Government should be proactive to motivate and re-absorb the dismissed military men to boost the insurgency war against Boko Haram and other terror groups in the North-East.
Adeoye said the planned mission of the Nigerian fighters to Ukraine was suicidal as they neither understand the Kyiv terrain nor the art of warfare in Europe.
It had been reported that scores of Nigerian ex-military personnel converged on the premises of the Embassy of Ukraine in Abuja on Thursday to express their readiness to join the Ukrainian side again the invading Russian forces.
The Ukrainian Embassy had told the Nigerian fighters who are willing to travel to Ukraine to fight Russian forces to provide $1,000 for ticket and visa, promising that they would be paid the price that Ukrainian soldiers are paid.
The announcement came as the Russia-Ukraine conflict split into its second week amid shrinking military forces and casualty toll in Ukraine even as attempts to reach a truce and cease the destruction of the war-wracked European nation have been unsuccessful between adamant Vladimir Putin and defiant Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Hundreds of soldiers have been reported to have paid the supreme price from both warring sides since the war started while over one million persons have been displaced in Ukraine.