Nigeria: Court Jails 113 Boko Haram Members Over Involvement in Acts of Terrorism

The special court designed to try terrorism related cases siting at the Wawa military cantonment in kainji Niger state central Nigeria has sentenced 113 Boko haram members to jail over their involvement in acts of terrorism.

The defendants who were sentenced to various jail terms were arraigned by the federal government on various charges ranging from membership of the proscribed Boko Haram group, concealing information vital to security agencies, providing support to the sect, participating in acts of terrorism which resulted in the death of many persons.

Those sentenced include one kabiru Mohammed from Kaban-Magadan in Funtua Katsina state. He was accused of receiving training in the use of explosions and other terrorism items as well as participating in series of attacks in Bama, Konduga, Baga in Borno state and Damaturu in Yobe State which resulted in in death of many in the two states.

Kabiru who pleaded guilty to all the seven charges voluntarily joined the group in 2013 and rose to become a leader and led other members in carrying out attacks on people and communities.

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