LAGOS, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) – A trial of 14 soldiers accused
of kidnapping, murder and desertion, among other offences, began
Saturday in Nigeria’s Rivers State.
General Officer Commanding Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt,
Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham told reporters that the suspects,
including an army major and two captains, are officers and
soldiers of 6 Division.
The offenses for which the accused persons are being tried
range from murder to attempted murder, kidnapping and desertion,
Others are offenses in relation to public and service
property, disobedience to standing orders and conduct to the
prejudice to service discipline, he added.
According to Sarham, the trial is not only aimed at
prosecuting the suspects but also discouraging others from
indulging in criminality.