The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Faruk Yahaya has ordered the release of Private Hannah Sofiat, a military officer who recently accepted a marriage proposal from a serving corp member in Kwara State.
The junior officer had been detained following the incident, after the authorities judged her public display of affection for the corp member unethical for the Nigerian Military.
The incident occurred at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Yikpata, Kwara, and the video clip which covered the incident went online shortly after.
The Army saw her actions as a breach of the extant rule guiding the conduct of military personnel.
A Military personnel told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the COAS sanctioned her release in the spirit of Christmas.