The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State, has inaugurated a General Court Martial, GCM, to try four officers and 16 other ranks for offences bordering on criminal sales of arms to non-military persons as well as abuse of human rights during the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast.
The Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu, stated that the 20 accused persons were found wanting in the discharge of their duties in the troubled northeast part of Nigeria.
Speaking during the inauguration of the GCM, he explained that he issued a convening order for a General Court Martial “following the directives from Army Headquarters that a standing GCM be set up for Operation Lafiya to try offences committed by personnel within the Theatre of Operation. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: Daily Post