70 soldiers to face court-martial in northeast

70 soldiers to face court-martial in northeast

- Seventy soldiers are set to be court-martialed by the Nigerian Army in the northeast region of Nigeria

- The soldiers are said to have erred in carrying out their duties in the fight against insurgency in the northeast

- According to the GOC 7 Division, the soldiers will be prosecuted in line with the provisions of Section 131(2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 LFN 2004

Some soldiers of the Nigerian Army will be court martailed over the various level of misconduct in carrying out their duties especially in the northeast.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian Arny on Thursday, November 7, inaugurated a general court-martial to prosecute 70 personnel for defaulting in the fight against terrorists in the northeast.

Speaking on the general court-martial, the acting general officer commanding for 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdul Khalifa, said the court inaugurated in line with the provision of Section 131(2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 LFN 2004 will carry out its duties with the confines of law and military regimentation principles.

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Khalifa said the court will also be guided by the principles of justice, equity and fairness as he urged the members of the court to remain fair in discharging of the responsibility.

“Acts of cowardice, desertion, un-soldierly and other forms of indiscipline has no place in any army executing war,” he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following the killing of a former chief of defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, the Nigerian military set up a general court-martial for seven personnel.

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The personnel prosecution followed reports that Badeh's killing is not unconnected to security lax while he was on his way back from his farm on Abuja-Keffi expressway in December 2018.

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