Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nigerian Army to Court-martial 7 Soldiers

The Nigerian Tribune reports seven soldiers with the 3 Armoured Division, Jos, are to be court-martialed.  The General Officer Commanding the Division, Major General Sunday Idoko, who disclosed this while inaugurating the general court martial in Jos said the step was part of efforts by the military to instil discipline and root out bad elements. The accused are alleged to have aided the escape of suspects in their custody in Bauchi and Maiduguri prisons.  President of the general court martial, Brigadier General Donald Orji will lead other senior military officers in the trial of the accused and are expected to commence soon.