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Friday, 11 July 2014

Military confirms trial of soldiers that revolted in Borno state

The military has confirmed the trial of soldiers who allegedly opened fire at a car carrying the former Commanding Officer of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed in May 2014. (Read here)

A spokesman for the military, Colonel Nwanchukwu Onyema, who spoke at the joint briefing of the National Information Centre did not give details of the charges against the soldiers on trial, he told journalists that details of their offences would be made public after investigations are completed. Continue...



Colonel Nwanchukwu also declined to speak on the number of soldiers involved, but reports say 18 soldiers involved in the alleged mutiny in Maiduguri, Borno State, are facing six-count charge of committing mutiny, criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny, attempted murder, disobedience to particular orders, insubordinate behaviour contrary to and punishable under the law, and false accusation.

In May, the Army had explained that “the incident occurred when the corpses of 4 soldiers who died in an ambush while returning from patrol duties in Chibok was being conveyed to the morgue”.

Meanwhile, the Co-ordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, says more arms and ammunition have been discovered in the forests linking Bauchi and Borno states.

Source: Channels TV

38 comments:

dhobiz said...

So this is what they get for wanting some encouragement that should be theirs in the first place.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm! De shud show no mercy.......

BONARIO NNAGS said...

And it will be quite pertinent, the issue that brought about their revolt be addressed to avoid such action repeating itself.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Meaning They Could Be Prosecuted? Well, Na Them Sabi. (Linda's Man)

Anonymous said...

But the major general whom the soldeirs opened fire on was accused of setting them up to be killed by the boko haram.why cant they set him up on trial too. SMH.

Anonymous said...

It is only fair to try corrupt officers as well for letin inteligence infos to the enemies bcus they are part of them.

ary said...

They should go easy on the guys abeg, frustration is an SOB!

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Eze said...

Dey shld take it easy....before d soldier turns against dem....dey were only expressing dere anger....how do u expect dem to fight insurgence wit just ordinary 1850 rifles

Bonita Bislam said...

They should not try this o.They've not seen revolution yet till they sanction this young soldiers,all hell will be let loose

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

Open fire on colleague ke??

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DOBY DOBY said...

Borno borno borno. . Evrytym its always happenin in borno. . If dis story is true den mor greese to deir elbow

Anonymous said...

Forgetting that these young soldiers are not discipline

Anonymous said...

i guess some of you don't know the gravity of offence they commited... Mutiny is a capital offence in any form of military institution... They took an oath and the service they render goes beyond money.

Anonymous said...

If I may ask, what do you mean by that?


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Unknown said...

I knew it will come to this. You can never do that kind of thing in the military and go free. But please they should look into what made them to act that way.

Unknown said...

Mutiny ke? Those soldiers were nice to have killed their commandant. Military should try them with fairness.

Anonymous said...

In the Military, Mutiny for whatever reason is a great offence and can earn them a death sentence. They should have known better.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is not even a civilian matter. Court martial and execution if found guilty. Simple.

Unknown said...

am sure it came out of concern. you know when people offend me, the first question i ask is why did the person do it, secondly, Do i deserve it, thirdly, how can i resolve it, fourthly how can i make sure it does not happen again
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SEX GIST said...

wow,this is rounchy

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

Dey want to charge dem for expressing how dey felt after losing their brodas dat dey shouldnt ve lost in d first place. Sometimes i just hate how things are done in dis country

Unknown said...

Even if ds guys ar to face trial due to d disciplinary settings of d military, are we to over-look y they revolted? until another situation like ds occur & another set of men wil face trial! Nigeria my country; always focus on d messenger rather thn d message, always reactive rather thn proactive . . . Hmmmmmmmm

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Anonymous said...

Issues like this are not taken lightly in developed countries.. Its either they don't get caught or they provide an evidence that proves why they carried out an attack. (after all there is no smoke without fire)..

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Chux James said...

We all seem to have short memories. Have we forgotten why these soldiers acted dat way? Their general asked dem to embark on a trip at an ungodly hour that caused some avoidable deaths. The general should also be invsetigated becos I beliv he is sympathetic to d Boko Boys! Having those young soldiers court-martialed will only serve as a morale killer to our gallant soldiers. ~ Blunt Truth

Cocoz said...

If these soldiers are tried, I call on naija youths to revolt. These fathers, brothers and sons put their lives at risk each day to fight terrorism and yet their commander puts them more at risk by setting them up to die. Nigeria there is God oo. Leave these soldiers be and face d corruption that brought on their actions

Anonymous said...

nde iberibe. The know what the are doing. The are doing this just to put confusion between them so that the will not focus on boko haram. Preciousezekiel@gmail.com

hrm paul ojeih said...

Discipline is the bed rock of the army opening fire on a commanding officer is punishable by death if they refused a commanding officers instruction dat is a different ball game but shooting at a major general is treasonable all dey would have done was lay down their arms down and take of their uniforms in military parlance it indicates protest these guys will face real jail term there is nothing the commander in chief can do an example must be showed if not one day they will shoot at the president

Anonymous said...

Go to maiduguri and see what those soldiers are passing through, after fighting hard with their life on the line one idiot commander will now give them a useless order that will lead them straight to into ambush and have them killed and you expect them to be happy right.

Chop Chop said...

Dat na frustration, all charges dismissed instead pump up the zombies by means of chop chop, pay dia allowances and finally enquiped them with the finest weapons to do the job.

Anonymous said...

E happen e happen most keeps prayer 4our nation

Lacey Love said...

Would it be wrong of the Army to find a solution to why there was a mutiny rather than using these hungry soldiers as scapegoats? If they are well paid and paid on time, if they are well equipped with the right weapons all these will not happen. If they die in active service, their family will be at the mercy of hunger before they pay their gratuity. No insurance to cover them and one general dey one yeye corner the commandeer everything to I'm self and family. I'm tired of a country where nobody is held accountable and the poor will take all the pains.

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