A military court in Borno has ordered the imprisonment of 30 soldiers and officers for committing various offences.
The judgement is, however, subject to the approval of the army council and Chief of Army Staff.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Hadinkai, Major General Christopher Musa disclosed this during the inauguration of another special court to try 29 soldiers at the headquarters of the theatre in Maimalari Barrack in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Musa who gave the breakdown of the cases said a total of 227 soldiers and officers were presented before the military court.
“What we have done is that they were recommended and forwarded to Army Headquarters. The confirming authority for the soldiers rests on the Chief of Army Staff and while the Army Council is the body to rectify the officers before the implementation.”
“We have 30 imprisonment cases, 4 dismissals from the Armed forces, 25 reductions of rank and loss of seniority, 20 loss of pay, severe reprimand 17, discharge and acquitted 10, case struck off 14, recommended summary trial 107 and a total of 227.”
saharareporters, new york