A total of 12 officers and 89 soldiers have been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army for deserting the war front in Borno State.
The army authorities have also frozen the banks accounts of the affected personnel.
It was learnt that the soldiers absconded from duty after insurgents attacked their camps in Marte and Dikwa Local Government Areas of Borno State, leaving scores of their colleagues dead.
The soldiers, attached to the 15 Task Force Battalion, were ambushed and dislodged after hours of intense fighting.
It was learnt that the troops were subdued and could not withstand the superior firepower of the terrorists.
The unit then tactically retreated and relocated to Dikwa, which was attacked again.
The Nigerian Army recently announced the recovery of Marte and other communities.
Military sources hinted that the order to arrest and freeze bank accounts of the fleeing soldiers came from authorities of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno.
It was gathered that an internal memo to that effect has already been circulated to various formations to immediately apprehend and deliver any of the soldiers if found.
Full list of the officers and soldiers declared wanted by the army:
Osakwe Festus N
Paul Pilate Saddam