The Nigerian Army has revealed that 21 erring soldiers will be tried and prosecuted by the General Court Martial.
According to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, their offences are related to administrative or operational in nature.
Akinroluyo while inaugurating the GCM, charged the President, Brigadier General Abdullahi Ibrahim, and members of his team to discharge their duties professionally and ensure that justice is served.
“Military as an institution is known with the maintenance of discipline in its way of doing things. The Operational Efficacy of the military is better retained when the ethics and customs aim at enhancing discipline are encouraged.”
The Army General stated that the action is to ensure that discipline is maintained at all times within the theatre.
“There are 21 accused that are supposed to go for the trial, the details are best known to the prosecution and defence counsel.
“Offences are either administrative or operational in matter, and the details are known to them. It is aimed at enhancing discipline within the theatre.”