Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Breaking! Nigerian Military Sentences 54 Soldiers To Death By Firing Squad



A military court in Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death after they were found guilty of mutiny. The soldiers were convicted today in Abuja on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny.

Four other soldiers were acquitted.

The convicted soldiers mostly officers involved in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in the northern part of Nigeria are to die on stakes, by firing squad.

Their trial began on October 15 on allegations that they disobeyed higher authorities on orders to join operations against the Boko Haram sect.

They are the second batch of Nigerian soldiers condemned to death by Nigerian Military courts for mutiny.


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