General and Special Court Martial set up by the Joint Military Task force, Operation Hadinkai, in the North East has jailed 30 soldiers and officers over various offences.
Theatre Commander of Operation Hadinkai, Major General Christopher Musa, disclosed this while inaugurating a Special Court Martial to try 29 soldiers at the headquarters of the theatre in Maimalari Barrack in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Giving a breakdown of the cases, Musa said a total of 227 soldiers and officers were arraigned before the military court.
He said, “What we have done is that they were recommended and forwarded to Army Headquarters. The confirming authority for the soldiers rest on the Chief of Army Staff and while the Army Council is the body to rectify the officers before the implementation.
“We have 30 imprisonment cases, 4 dismissal from the Armed forces , 25 reduction of rank and loss of seniority, 20 loss of pay, severe reprimand 17, discharge and acquitted 10, case struck off 14, recommended summary trial 107 and a total of 227.
“The whole essence is to ensure there is justice that is why it took us sometime for us to bring this out because we don’t want anyone to feel he has been shortchange for whatever reason.”