54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death

Nigeria Sentences 54 of Its Own Soldiers to Death for Refusing to Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 of its own soldiers to death for refusing to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram. “The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August,” according to the BBC. The convicted soldiers will face a firing squad, according to their lawyer.

“[Nigerian] troops regularly complain that they are outgunned by Boko Haram, they are not paid in full and they are abandoned on the battlefield without enough ammunition or food,” according to the Associated Press

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