More soldiers to face Army Court Martial Thursday

Army will on Thursday inaugurate a General Court Martial to try another set of soldiers who have violated the Armed Forces Act.

Army will on Thursday inaugurate a General Court Martial to try another set of soldiers who have violated the Armed Forces Act.

The decision to try the remaining soldiers according to a statement from the Army Directorate of Public Relations, was to dispose off all pending cases.

“In continuation of efforts by the Nigerian Army to promptly dispose of cases pertaining to violation of the Armed Forces Act, disregard to service discipline and other unprofessional conducts, particularly, in the course of ongoing military operations in the North East, a General Court Martial to try offenders will be inaugurated as follows,” Col TO Antigha said.

The Court Martial is scheduled to hold at the Conference Hall, Army Headquarters Garrison, Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, Abuja by 09.30 hours.

It will be recalled that a Court Martial recently sentenced 12 soldiers found guility of mutiny to death.

The soldiers had revolted against their General Officer Commanding (GOC) and fired gunshots at him in Borno State.
They are however yet to be executed.

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