Friday, 9 June 2017

Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for murder of Boko Haram suspect

The Army General Court Martial in Borno State today sentenced Lance Corporal Hillary Joel, to death for killing a suspected Boko Haram terrorist.

The condemned soldier was found guilty of killing the suspected terrorist during a cordon and search operation by the army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. Lance Joel allegedly set the suspect ablaze, leading to his death.
The victim who did not put up any resistance when arrested also showed no violence and was eventually found to be an innocent civilian with no connection to the insurgents.
Other soldiers who were tried along with him were handed different sanctions including jail terms and demotions.

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