Crime and Security

Nigerian soldier to die by firing squad for killing senior officer

Nigerian soldier to die by firing squad for killing senior officer

 

A Nigerian rank and file soldier, Azunna Maduabuchi has been condemned to die by firing squad for killing a senior officer, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi.

Maduabuchi sat before a court-martial in Maiduguri, Borno State where he was arraigned for shooting Lt. Ngorgi in July 2020 at close range in Bama Local Government of Borno State for refusing to grant him a welfare pass.

The soldier was found guilty at the court session held at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri on Tuesday January 12.

Four other soldiers who were arraigned for manslaughter, were also sentenced to various years of imprisonment. Sergeant Sani Ishaya was sentenced to four years, while Bidemi Fabiyi got two years.

Private Musa Bale and Private Abdulraheed Adamu also got one-year imprisonment each.

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