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Friday, 3 December, 1999, 11:52 GMT
Nigerian ghost army



Nigeria is to carry out a census to find out the size of its armed forces.

The defence minister, Theophilus Danjuma, said a count was necessary because the heads of the various services disputed the exact number of personnel under their command.

A big cut in the forces was ordered in July following Nigeria's return to democracy after fifteen years of military rule.

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