Nigeria sentences 54 troops to death for mutiny

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny while fighting against insurgents in the northeast, their lawyer said on Thursday. Another five were acquitted and discharged in the secret trial, lawyer Femi Falana said. They were the first batch of 97 soldiers being court martialed for offences including mutiny, assault, absconding, house breaking and ...
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Added December 18, 2014
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