The Military Court-martial seating is Abuja Nigeria yesterday sentenced the former Commander of Multinational Joint Task Force combating BokoHaram. Brigadier General Enitan Kuti, the son of late human right activist Dr Beko Ransome Kuti was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. Civil society organisations and even members of the Armed Forces found this shocking as a lot of disciplinary cases against many soldiers and officers have been dropped due to the obvious facts that the Army could not provide the necessary logistics to propagate the ongoing operation in the North Eastern Nigeria. Counsel to General Kuti i.e Mr Femi Falana argued that the military hierarchy including the former chief of defense staff Alex Badeh and former army chief General Minimah stated clearly that they could not provide the necessary requirements needed. The sentence of General Enitan Kuti is disappointing and tends to be seen as being made a scapegoat being a very high ranking officer caught up in this unfortunate incident. One would expect the armed forces at this critical time to be rallying troops and investing more in training and capacity building instead of laying off trained and well experienced personnel. A few respondents we spoke to are of high hopes that the military high command will not uphold the decision of the court-martial.
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