The trial of four officers of the Nigerian Army, and 16 soldiers, over alleged offences related to the ongoing counter-terrorism operation (Operation Lafiya Dole) in the North East, begins on Monday.
It was gathered that the offences, upon which the accused personnel will be tried, were allegedly committed in the theatre of operation.
A senior military officer, who spoke in confidence on Sunday, said: “Though you don’t give good coverage to what I tell you, but know that trial of those guys […]
The Nigerian Army on Friday said 16 soldiers were missing after an operation to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Gongon village in Alagarno General Area of Borno State.
Major General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Irabor added that 16 soldiers and three Civilian JTF members were also wounded during the operation.
He said: “On July 20, own troops with some Civilian JTF conducted clearing operation […]