Friday, May 25, 2018

For your military justice bookshelf

We learn of a new book from the Nigerian Army's Facebook page:
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has today at Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja launched a book tittled "Introduction to Military Law Practice and Procedure" authored by Col BU Okorie (Rtd).

COAS in his remarks noted that the launching of the book couldn't have come at a better time than now the Nigerian Army is engaged in counter insurgency and other forms of internal security operations in many parts of the country and is required to continue to maintain a high level of disciple which necessarily goes with trials of erring personnel.

The Chief of Army Staff further stated that the book simplifies Summary and Court Martial Trials which make up the major aspect of Military Justice System in Nigeria. He also said the book can serve as a practical guide to commanders at different levels who conduct summary trials and also can guide members of court martial on a step by step basis on what is required of them.

In his vote of thanks, the Author of Book, Col BU Okorie (Rtd) thanked immensely the Chief of Army Staff for not only launching the book but has also promised to ensure that every commander in the Army gets a copy of the book. He also expressed gratitude to the Director, Legal Service (Army) Brig Gen Yusuf Shalangwa for his support and other dignitaries that graced the occasion.

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