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Female Soldier Allegedly Denied Discharge Request After Refusing Sexual Advances

Lance Corporal Philomena Nnamoko has alleged that her superiors in the Nigerian military refused to grant her discharge request after she refused their sexual advances.

Nnamoko claims that she was subjected to several instances of maltreatment and harassment after rejecting the advances of her superiors.

According to Nnamoko, she had requested to be discharged from the military due to the alleged maltreatment and harassment she faced.

However, her request was denied, and she was reportedly told that she would have to serve out her term in the military.

Nnamoko’s case highlights the issue of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the Nigerian military, which has been a longstanding problem.

Despite efforts to address the issue, cases of sexual harassment and abuse continue to be reported in the military.

The Nigerian military has a duty to protect its personnel from all forms of harassment and abuse, and it is important that all allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated.

It is also important that victims of harassment and abuse are provided with the necessary support and protection.

Sexual harassment and abuse in the military can have serious consequences for the victims, including mental health issues, physical injuries, and long-term trauma.

It can also affect the overall morale and effectiveness of the military.

Nnamoko’s case is not an isolated incident, and it underscores the need for urgent action to address the issue of sexual harassment and abuse in the Nigerian military.

The military should take concrete steps to prevent and respond to cases of sexual harassment and abuse, including providing training to personnel on how to identify and report such cases.

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The military should also establish clear procedures for reporting and investigating cases of sexual harassment and abuse, and ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

We hope that Nnamoko’s case will be thoroughly investigated, and that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.


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