The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Maiduguri at the Media Centre, 7 Division Garrison, on Wednesday, sentenced three soldiers to 23 years and 10 years imprisonment respectively for various offences.
The soldiers sentenced for 23 years imprisonment are trooper Fortuned Maculey and trooper Saga Eric Nwokorie.
They were found guilty on five count charges of unlawfully possession of five Ak 47 magazine, quantity of 2,136 round of ammunition, 50 round of NATO ammunition, 2 round of browny machine guns and conspiracy.
The other, Corporal Garba Saidu, found guilty on two count charge of stealing two boxes of 1,400 round of 7.62mm special ammunition each totalling 2,800, was given a sentence of 10 years imprisonment.
Delivering judgement, president of the court, Lt. col. Adamu Hassan Jahum said the accused soldiers have been found guilty of charges against them and therefore sentenced, in order to ensure maintenance of discipline in the ongoing operation and in the Army in general.