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Nigerian Army Sets Up Court Martial To Try 158 Soldiers In North-East

The Nigerian Army’s Joint Taskforce North-East Operation Hadin Kai, on Saturday, inaugurated two court martials to try defaulting personnel serving at the operation ground in the North-East.

About 158 soldiers will be tried on matters that pertain directly to the regimentation, discipline, efficiency and morale of the military, the Theatre Commander of the Joint Taskforce, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, said.

Musa disclosed this while inaugurating the general and special court-martials in Maiduguri, Borno State.

He said, “To maintain the armed forces in a state of readiness, the military as an institution must be ready to enforce internal discipline effectively in accordance with the extant laws.

“The military has its code of service discipline to meet its peculiar disciplinary needs. In this regard, emphasis shall be laid on statute laws and the traditional military regimentation with due adherence to the fair hearing requirements as enshrined in the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended.”

The President of the General Court Martial, Maj Gen. Bainze Mohammed, added that there are 28 officers to be tried while the remaining 130 are soldiers serving in the various units of the operation ground.

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