The senate has announced that it will not intervene in the case of the 12 Maiduguri soldiers who were convicted for mutiny and sentenced to death for opening fire on their own commander.
“The Armed Forces are established by an Act of the National Assembly. The Act spelt out categorically the conduct of the soldiers and the way they are to behave wherever they are.
If you join the military, that Act is to guide you and your conduct. If you go contrary to any of the prescribed sections of the Act the punishment prescribed for the Act you violated will come on you.
So the military did not just wake up one day and say that they are going to kill Mr. A or Mr. B. They went through the necessary processes and they found them guilty.
But I think that those found guilty also have a way out. They can go on appeal and if the appeal finds them not guilty that will be it. But for what the military has done, they have done the best thing; because you must instil discipline in the Armed Forces,” he said.