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Boko Haram: Nigerian Military demotes Common over leaked video

A navy court docket martial in Abuja has convicted a former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Main-Common Olusegun Adeniyi, over a leaked video that confirmed poor circumstances of troopers and challenges advancing into the dreaded Alagarno forest space.

The clip of him addressing troops and briefing his boss went viral in March.

Adeniyi was then moved to the Nigerian Military Useful resource Centre in Abuja and subjected to a court docket martial alongside his aide, Tokunbo Obanla.

The tribunal delivering judgment on Monday discovered him responsible of violating social media pointers and dominated he be demoted by a minimum of three years.

It additionally discovered Obanla responsible and sentenced him to 28 days in jail with arduous labour.

Obanla, who Adeniyi mentioned was in possession of his cellphone on the time of the incident, reportedly admitted to posting the video on social media in error.

Each convictions are topic to affirmation by the navy board earlier than they will take impact.