The Nigerian Army has court–martialed 18 soldiers for attempted murder and mutiny in Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
According to the report published online on Thursday, 10 July, 2014, eleven of the soldiers faced a six-count charge including committing mutiny.
It was gathered that the Commander, Army Headquarter Garrison, B.T Ndiomu, ordered the General Court Martial, GCM, to be presided by C.C Okonkwo, a Brigadier General.
The report stated that Mr. Ndiomu had directed that the court martial be assembled at the garrison’s conference hall on 26 June.
Sources informed that the GCM was made up of seven members, two waiting members, a judge advocate and two prosecuting officers.
Other members of the court included: a liaison officer, a contact officer, two officers authorized to sign any amendment convening officer and eight other soldiers who form the court secretariat.
The soldiers were to be court-martialed for an incident that occurred on May 14, when some soldiers, angered by the death of 12 of their colleagues in a Boko Haram ambush, opened fire on the vehicle of Ahmadu Mohammed, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army.Read more
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