Guilty: 4 Boko Haram members sentenced to life imprisonment

by Rachel Ogbu


Four men said to be members of Boko Haram sect have been sentenced to life imprisonment for causing death of several Nigerians through terrorist acts.

The Federal High Court in Abuja convicted Shuaibu Abubakar, Salisu Ahmed, Umar Babagana-Umar and Mohammed Ali on terrorism charges and for participating in bombings which occurred 2011 in Suleja, Niger state and Dakna Village in Bwari, all in Niger state, near the Federal Capital Territory.

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Channels TV reports:

They were found guilty of offenses ranging from illegal training in arms, transportation of improvised explosive devices and participating in terrorist activities and bombings which claimed several lives and injured many.

However, Justice Bilkisu Aliyu, who delivered the judgment discharged and acquitted Musa Adam on the grounds that none of the charge proffered against him linked him to actual commission of any terrorist acts.

Justice Aliyu also sentenced Umar Ibrahim, the sixth accused person to 10 years imprison, stating innocence and tender age for the reduction of penalty.

According to her, he was neither directly involved in terrorist acts and non-trained as a terrorist, but  he was misled to be an errand boy.


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