Why female soldier who accepted proposal from Corp member is detained

The Nigerian army has explained why a female soldier was arrested at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State, after accepting a male corps member's proposal.

NYSC Member Proposed to his soldier wife
NYSC Member Proposed to his soldier wife

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, said the female officer, whose identity was not published, broke military rules by engaging in a public exhibition of a romantic relationship with a paramilitary trainee, a corps member.

After accepting a ring from a male corps member, as captured in a video that went viral a few days ago, the soldier was seen hugging and kissing him.

The army spokesperson said;

“The female soldier in question violated the following rules of the NA:

“1. Fraternization while on official duty at the NYSC camp. That is, indulging in an amorous relationship with a trainee.

“2. A personnel must have served for three years before he/she can qualify for marriage.

“3. She disobeyed the Armed Forces of Nigeria standing guidelines and directives for the use of Social Media.

“4. Indulging in romance while in uniform.

“5. Her conduct was prejudicial to good order and military discipline.

“All the above, if proven are in violation of extant laws with attendant disciplinary and penal implications.”

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