Lagos- Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as 'genocidal' the death sentence passed on 54 soldiers by an army court-martial.
Falana argued that sending them to go and confront heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists without providing them with adequate weapons was asking them to go and commit suicide.
Also read: 54 soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny
A military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram in the northeast, their lawyer said.
Of the 59 soldiers initially arraigned before the court, five were discharged and acquitted while 54 were sentenced to death.
- News 24