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Army denies trial and dismissal of the 203 soldiers

The Nigerian Army denied reports of the trial and dismissal of the 203 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state charged with disobedience on December 24th which was reported all over Nigerian media on January 2nd. According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, the army does not conduct any illegal trial "he told Tribune, I don’t know where such secret trial was conducted and how the story of 203 soldiers came about, maybe the writer conducted the trial. The army conducts its trials in line with laid down procedures and the suspects choose their own lawyers to represent them. The army does not do any illegal trial and whatever it does is according to the law.” He said.

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