By Biola Adebayo
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj-Gen Emmanuel Kabuk On Monday set the tone for the general court-martial of eleven soldiers
Gen. Kabuk, who inaugurated the eight-member court-martial, said it was to instill discipline and prevent recurrence of the act not allowed in the military.
He the 11 soldiers would be court martial for various offenses ranging from insubordination, incompletion of task and general indiscipline.
“This General Court Martial is meant to instill discipline among the soldiers and officers of the Division. Discipline is needed to achieve relentless professionalism, which is the target of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai. So, the inauguration goes in-line with COAS vision to reposition the Nigerian Army for effectiveness and responsiveness,’’ he said.
He assured the soldiers standing trial of a fair hearing.
In a remark, President of the General Court Martial, Col. Edward Abore, said that the court would abide by the Nigerian Army law and the 1999 constitution as amended so as to ensure a fair hearing.
“I will assure the accused persons (soldiers) of justice in this court. So, I will implore the accused not to fear or panic as the court will be fair to all parties involved,’’ he said.