The Nigerian Army has concluded plans to arraign 16 soldiers over the April 14, 2014, abduction of over 200 Chibok girls, in Borno state.
Three of the soldiers are officer while the remaining 13 belong to other ranks.
It was gathered in Abuja, yesterday that barring any last minute change, they would appearing before the General Court Martial at the Maxwell Khobe Military Cantonment, in Jos, Plateau State after the Sallah break.
The officers are Lieutenant Col. A. O. Ojo, Capt. O. O. Ogunrinde, and 2nd Lieutenant V.I. Godknows.
The 16 are among 117 soldiers facing a GCM convened by the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Army in Kaduna, Maj.Gen. K. C. Osuji, on August 6, 2014.
A source said their trial would take place at the headquarters of the 3rd Armoured Division, Rukuba in Jos for security reasons.
The GCM panel comprises Col. J.J. Ogunlade (President); Col. J. O. Sokoya, Col. M. Kadiri, Col. M. W. Abubakar, Col. A. A. Bamgbose, Col. A. Garba and Col E.M. Albara.
Lt. Colonels B. Garke and O. S. Obot are the waiting members of the panel which has Captain A. Mohammed as the judge advocate and Lt. G. B. Suleiman as the liaison officer.