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Army suspend three officers for dereliction of duties

23 November 2016, 14:01

Abuja - A General Court Martial of the Nigerian Army has found guilty and suspended two Majors and a Captain for dereliction of duties in the ongoing war against Boko Haram in the Northeast.

One of the suspended officers, Maj. Usman Inya was found guilty of abandoning his blocking position against Boko Haram terrorists in Tukumbere village near Bits in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

Inya was sentenced to 15 months forfeiture of his seniority on the rank of Major for the crime.

For a similar offence, Major Muhammad Bello was sentenced to two months forfeiture of his seniority of the rank of Major.

Also Captain Christopher Leche was sentenced to two years forfeiture of seniority on the rank of captain for the same offence.

The court also sentenced an army private, Macdonald Chukwu, to 18 months imprisonment for unlawful possession of 89 ammunition while on a pass.

The President of the court, Brig.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, gave the verdict at a sitting in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

- News 24

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