Nigerian Army Establishes Five Military Court to Check Indiscipline

Photo: Lt. Gen. Burutai, Chief of Army Staff

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, 23rd of December, 2018 has said that the organization has created five general military courts to take disciplinary actions against soldiers found guilty of human rights abuse and other Acts of indiscipline and misconduct.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai stressed that the courts were situated at operation Lafiya Dole, 2 Division, 81 Division, 82 Division and the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja.

The army Chief said, “In the Nigerian Army, nobody tampers with the pay and allowances of any officer or soldier. And wherever there are proven cases of deviation from our rules of engagement or laws, the appropriate disciplinary measures were always taken against such erring personnel. It is, therefore, preposterous for Non-Governmental Organizations, such as Amnesty International, to consistently undermine our reputation and demoralise our troops through consistent and unfounded allegations of human rights abuses.”


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