18 December, 2014
54 Soldiers Sentenced To Death By Firing Squad For Mutiny
The soldiers were accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight members of Boko Haram in the north eastern part of the country.
Their trial comes two weeks after 12 soldiers were sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Their conviction brings to 66 the total number of soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad as part of disciplinary action by the Nigerian Army .
Their sentence is however subject to confirmation by the appropriate superior.