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Army Court Martials 70 Soldiers For Abandoning Insurgency Operations

he Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai

By Mirian Gun, Abuja

The Nigeria Army yesterday inaugurated a General Court Martial to prosecute 70 erring personnel found defaulting in the counter insurgency operation in the North East.

Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Abdul Khalifa, said the court was inaugurated in accordance with Section 131(2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 LFN 2004.

Khalifa, a brigadier general, said the court would exercise its duties within the confines of the law and military regimentation principles.

He added that principles of justice, equity and fairness would guide the proceeding of the court.

 Khalifa said the aim was to encourage compliance with ethical standard and promote discipline to ensure successful implementation of military operations.

“Acts of cowardice, desertion, un-soldierly and other forms of indiscipline has no place in any army executing war,” he said.

The commander however enjoined the court members to be fair in
discharging their duties.

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