54 Nigerian Soldiers sentenced to death for disobeying Authority fighting Boko Haram

 

Maiduguri Borno State, 54 Soldiers including two corporals have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny by a court marshal that sat in Abuja earlier today. Five others were acquitted and discharged.

The soldiers were accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight members of Boko Haram in the north eastern part of the country. According to the charge sheet, the soldiers conspired to commit mutiny against their superior at the 7 Division on August 4 in Borno State

 

 

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197 Comments

    • My broda, what abt those doing worst than the soldiers? What have they done to them, what abt those officers who divert all the funds meant for the weapons to their pockets, why didnt they charge the officers for not providing the required tools for the function? My brother, rules or laws in nigeria are meant for the poor. Its only God that will help and deliver us

  1. see we need to understand the concept of the military on issues with mutiny. no where in the world would those guys be pardoned. only if we have Power to stop the verdict but my dear country man/woman we can only express our views /opinions, vent angers and so on and it ends der.

  2. Reality of Martial Law… we all want mercy .. I for one wants a dishonorable discharge not the death penalty … but that document called Martial law is very strict n very clear …. Mutiny is punishable by Death… let’s hope their appeal goes well.

  3. Killed dem & see d wrath of GOD,big idiot dat passed d judgement, a case dat entailed only diciplinary action departmentally,politics in millitary…jona,army commander & d judge was telling d whole world dat they have no weapontools to defeat terrorism…Shameless i am in opinion dat president, d judge & army commander should be charge to court of law 4 revealing official secret. lobatan

  4. Y DIDNT D GENERAL AND HIS DEPUTY LEAD D WAR AGAINST BH AND SEE IF THOSE 54 MEN WONT FOLLOW 2 FIGHT BH. FEDERAL GOVT. CLAIM NO WEAPON 2 FIGHT BH YET SENDING PPL 2 BH WITH STICK OR WHAT? AND THEY SIT IN OFFICE. BH RESEMBLE BUSH MEAT..

  5. They signed up for it. We must learn to hold in high regard, the rule of law n constitutionalism. If prima facie evidence had been raised n there is prove that they attempted to jeopardize the security of their country ,then they are traitors n the law must take it’s course. They shld serve as deterrent to others.

  6. If d soldier must b killed all bc they commit mutiny then GEJ SHOULD BE SENTENCE TO DEATH TOO bc he did nt supply d soldier d enquired tools to enable them fight BH. More so widows created in barracks is nt created in Aso Rock.

  7. CAPITAL NO THOSE SOLDIERS DONT DESERVE 2 DIE BCOS NO COMPENSATION WOULD BE PAID 2 THEIR LOVED ONES PARTICULARLY THEIR WIVES ND CHILDREN IT IS A PITY THE POORS ARE ALWAYS AT THE RECEIVING END ALL THE SOLDIERS INVOLVED MARK MY WORDS ARE FROM POOR ND PITIABLE BACKGROUND JUST LIKE U ND MYSELF

  8. JUST BCOS 54 MEN REFUSED 2 STICK OUT NECKS DEATH SENTENCE IS D PRIME PUNISHMENT THE FEW CABINET OR EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF D GOVERNMENT ND ALL D NASS MEMBERS WHO KEEP LOOTING OUR TREASURY DONT DESERVE 2 DIE BUT SHOULD CONTINUE 2 LOOT WHILE THEY CONTINUE 2 IMPOVERISH THE REST OVER 170 MILLION NIGERIANS ND ENJOY OUR MONEY WITH THEIR CHILDREN NOW ND THEIR UNBORN CHILDREN THEN I ASK WHO TRULY DESERVE DEATH SENTENCE

  9. Are we hearing ourselves, de soldiers knew that with what they are equipped with it’s already death sentence for them. For God’s seek we watch videos of the BH on YouTube n other sharing platforms n we see the sophisticated nature of war ammunitions this sets parade. If anything happens to those Nigerians the BH will not only laugh at us but will celebrate victory over us. It’s only the boy that washes his hands well that dine with the elders. Let us be wise n reconsider our strands n make the right decision ,Which is to let those men be n encourage them n also equip them properly. Thanks

  10. Enchantment! Killing d soldiers looks like we are being hypnotized by d so-called sect. Boko haram had done more evil to Nigerians dan good. There is no iota of sense in killing them. Period!!!

  11. The question is this….what is the rule of engagement in the military?
    What will the judgement be if found guilty?

    Do you remember how many military guys sentenced to death innocently by civilians sense of reasoning just because they were where coupists were planning coup?

    No military officer will say that judgement is misplaced going by military constitution.

  12. Why shd i accept dat dis poor soldiers, breadwinners, fathers, husbands b kill…. becos of wat? Dis is hw we kill Ken Saro wiwa, kill Vatsa… i wish Gani is here to defend d poor soldiers. D verdict is unacceptable.

  13. When soldiers that are responsible for our security said they wont kill enemies for protection,They are our enemies too because the government have paid them for our own security…are they caring the guns for pleasure..??They are traitors…

  14. if Nigeria is attacked by foreign forces, is that how they will runaway? military law is simple desertion and cowardice should not be tolerated. they joined the army with their eyes open or were they conscripted? if it is to harass and intimidate ordinary people they know how to do that. we may appeal for mercy on their behalf but for God’s sake let’s be objective.

  15. We know the Military has their rules that guide them but because we have lost quite a number of our military men to insurgency I appeal to the military authorities to let mercy prevail & tender justice on the 54 condemed soldiers

  16. If na civilians de will not show mercy, i mean men of nigger army. U have to withness how de deal with civilians as if the are not humans. They should face the boko boy becos that is what they were trained for and not beating up civilians and requesting for money.

  17. If they have to kill them good but mustafar,sergeant Rodger, bode George, ibori James,GEJ & his wife patience,the private jet that went to south African for arms the whole crew members, Buhari who said he will make the country ungovernable, all these mentioned above also needs to be killed

  18. I will like see them free. The condition of the country and military is terrible. I will also like us to be asking for pardon, understanding that five were set free for a reason and it’s their fellow Nigerian military men that tried them and convicted the rest. Even though I will like to see Goodluck pardon them. It is an opportunity for the government.

  19. I will like to see them free. The condition of the country and military is terrible. I will also like us to be asking for pardon, understanding that five were set free for a reason and it’s their fellow Nigerian military men that tried them and convicted the rest. Even though I will like to see Goodluck pardon them. It is an opportunity for the government.

  20. Every body knows this is real injustice justified by the current administration under the watch of PDP and Ebele Jonathan but its good to the rest of military, police and paramilitary officials. Tomorrow you may be next to be sentenced to death for protecting your life and be aligned to mutiny. If you are public servant ready to say or do the fact they will also eliminate and aligned you with conspiracy.

  21. The owner of this blog doesn’t deserve to own a blog.. Better yet go and sell akara on the street if this is how u interprete stories.. The original story was 7 soldiers who attempted mutiny and tried to kill a senior officer and a final judgement haven’t been given.. Where did the 54 come from?? You go about feeding people with lies and on a social media where d world sees it.. U deserve to take d place of the 7 soldiers.. Nigeria is ashamed of having u…

  22. They where killed that very night after passing the verdict on them. Nigeria hmmmmmm
    There was a time BH were captured and i had something like amnesty to who to BH,but ur armies no mercy hmmmmm

  23. i dnt support d killing of d 54 soilders. but if we ar in military rule da will b killed on spot nd da ar facing dat sentence not dat da refuse to face boko haram da plan wiv boko haram to attack dr bo$$. MUTINY.bt i dnt support d killin of d soilders. not nw nor ever.

  24. lets not take it too personal….these “soldiers” ” agreed” “understood” and “accepted” to DEFEND their country against internal and external aggression. “U” pay them for this….am quite sure they understood the consequences of some actions e.g MUTINY before they agreed on being soldiers… if u abandon ur duty post who will do it for u?….but hey this is NIGERIA… where no body is free from corruption or negligence of duty… In my own opinion,they should rather be dismissed than executed….EXECUTION is rather too extreme especially for a country like this.

  25. Not 54 they are now 66.we’ve lost enough soldiers to Boko haram, than killing the remaining ones. Please free our soldiers killed our enemies. BOKO BOyz are our enemy not soldiers that are complaint of under equipped. FREE OUR SOLDIERS

  26. If those trained to protect our land flee from the battle field then who will fight for us? Few months ago i lost a brother 22 fighting for our dear land. Govt. should equipped our men with modern weapons.

  27. I really do not understand what we truly want in dis country? Let us assume dey r working in a bank, n dey go contrary to rule n regulation,I.e, dey refuse to attend to costumer becosp there pen refuse to write, what happen? Ur guest is as gud I mine. D bank will apply their maximum punishment. Same for d military my ppl. Beside u r call fore pardon, its same u d will say d govt is wick, pls pls n PPP, allow d military to do their tin. Those r chicken hearted soldiers.

    • I pray one of ur blood w enter Boko Haram hand……n b kill so dat u w know how it feels to b helpless to fight Boko Haram…..jst look at wht ur saying…..whn dia boss w rather collect d blood money n sell them to Boko Haram to kill n ur dia talkn stupid tins…

  28. Why would you swear ur life to serve ur country and run when ur service is needed? They know what they signed up for, mercy is an option regardless but what example whould it show to other uniform men who don’t value the oath they took to lay their lives for the country.

  29. nonsense. ppl just comment stupidly without actually analysing what they are commenting bout. so bcos they signed up their life in d defence of their fathers land then they shld be treated like slaves or like goats whose lives doesn’t matter again bcos they will be killed anyway? bullshit.what really is mutiny? what are d facts proving mutiny? ok. then what are d factors leading to or causing mutiny? if u say ur soldier who is protesting bout his ill equipped attempt to fight a better equipped n fanatic enemy who sees glory n honour in killing or be killed; what will u charge d person who duty n responsibility it is to equip d soldier but rather choses to embezzle d money n own mansions n skyscrappers in abuja and lagos?

  30. nonsense. ppl just comment stupidly without actually analysing what they are commenting bout. so bcos they signed up their life in d defence of their fathers land then they shld be treated like slaves or like goats whose lives doesn’t matter again bcos they will be killed anyway? bullshit.what really is mutiny? what are d facts proving mutiny? ok. then what are d factors leading to or causing mutiny? if u say ur soldier who is protesting bout his ill equipped attempt to fight a better equipped n fanatic enemy who sees glory n honour in killing or be killed; what will u charge d person who duty n responsibility it is to equip d soldier but rather choses to embezzle d money n own mansions n skyscrappers in abuja and lagos?

  31. u want to punish somebody then u labelled his actions a mutiny, abi? right. how bout d man whose action or better still, whose inaction brought bout d so called mutiny? we always like to sow d wind then we begin to imagine we can avoid harvesting d whirlwind. if nigeria dare to execute those boys n nigerians n human rights activists allow such crime to be committed, i dare to say we have created a dangerous precedent from which we will neva depart from. as is d case of events preceding d civil war.it was a dangerous precedent within d nigerian army from which d country is still suffering from

  32. I support them being killed. Soldiers are the backbone of any country and if soldiers refused to fight or staged a mutiny, that country is finished. This must serve as a deterent for future mutiny. Even if anyone of them is my dad, uncle or even a son, I would still support their execution. I would have discussed such thing with my son if and when he joined the Army.

  33. the 54 soldiers shall not die until the root cause of their refusal to fight is brought forth their complaints include inferior fire arms, welfare etc. their lives are not less important than that of the general. for fairness, let the 54 soldiers include those from the south were in protest in accordance with the military ‘s esprit de corps. they had no bias or sympathy for the insurgents, they couldn’t have missed general Mohammed if they had wanted to kill him hence their desire to warn him to do the right thing especially in terms of equipping them with the appropriate weapons. no no no they cannot die before those who sabotaged the committee reports to broker peace simply because they derive financial benefits while thousands of innocent lives are lost daily with thousands of IDP. Let there justice through fair hearing and possibly open court trial please. I am a UN Ambassador of peace for global youth initiative and indigene of the war torn state of Borno.

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