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Army set to court martial 70 soldiers for cowardice in the North East

From BERNICE EKE , Abuja

The Nigeria Army today inaugurated a General Court Martial to prosecute 70 personnel for defaulting in the counter-insurgency operation in the North East.

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

Khalifa said the aim was to encourage compliance with ethical standards and promote discipline to ensure the successful implementation of military operations. “Acts of cowardice, desertion, unsoldierly 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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