Lagos - Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has appealed to the military authorities to pardon the 54 soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny, Vanguard reports.
Fashola who was represented by the the Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Oyinlomo Danmole made the appeal at the Interdenominational Service to mark year 2015 Armed Force Remembrance Day, held at The Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
He called for support for the families of soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice and those with life-time injuries in the service of our country by donating towards their upkeep.
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The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by the Boko Haram militants in August.
In a similar case in September, 12 soldiers were sentenced to death for mutiny after firing on their commanding officer in the northeast city of Maiduguri, where troops are battling against Boko Haram.
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