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Court-Martial sentences 54 Soldiers to Death by Firing Squad

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Nigeria Soldiers Bella Naija
Fifty-four soldiers have been sentenced to death by firing squad on Wednesday by a Military Court-Martial sitting in Abuja.

A competent source within the military high command, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said five other soldiers were discharged and acquitted.

The soldier were accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Boko-Haram in the North-Eastern part of the country.

NAN reports that in September 12 soldiers were sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer in Maiduguri.

The sentences are, however, subject to confirmation by the appropriate superior authority.

However, no official statement had been issued on their conviction.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

5 Comments

  1. Mystique

    December 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Isn’t this rather extreme??? why not dismiss them from the force instead………

    • Nahum

      December 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Because in the Armed forces all over the world, mutiny carries the penalty of a death sentence. I feel so sorry for them

  2. Omoziggy

    December 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    What happens to the bastards who didn’t equip them appropriately?

  3. atoba

    December 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    those bastards dat didn’t equip them well to function in their roles respectively would have been sentenced as well to die by hanging. GCFR my ass………mmmmchewwww.

  4. Tunmi

    December 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Oh my goodness. This is so heartbreaking…can’t the president give them a pardon?

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