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BREAKING: Military Unveils Plateau Court Martial, 16 Soldiers Face Trial

No less than 16 soldiers of the Nigerian Army are facing trial for different offences.

Mansur Mairuwa, acting Deputy Director of Legal Services 3 Division disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday during the inauguration of a Court Martial in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The court, situated at Rhino Officers Mess, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, aims to ensure accountability and adherence to the military justice system.

Mairuwa stated, “An officer and 16 soldiers will stand trial in the general court martial for charges including murder, arms dealing, and other grave offences.”

He emphasised the Nigerian Army’s dedication to upholding the highest standards of conduct and accountability in line with international best practices and the rule of law.

Laifis Bello, president of the general court-martial, echoed the significance of maintaining discipline, regimentation, and professionalism within the army.

Reading the convening order of the court, Bello affirmed that “all proceedings will adhere to the principles of natural justice, equity, and fairness.”