54 Nigerian soldiers were sentenced to death on Wednesday after they had refused to fight Boko Haram earlier in the year, and took up arms against their superiors.
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. They will face a firing squad but when that will happen is not certain.
According to a report by Linda Ikeji, one of the soldiers sentenced to death put this on his facebook page.
“Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am a solider and I am sentenced to death by the Nigerian army. Cause we did not go to fight boko haram without equipment. We ask for weapons instead dem gave [give] us death sentence.”