22-Year-Old Boko Haram Commander Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Terror Acts

The federal high court in Nigeria in Kainji, Niger state presiding over the cases of over 1000 Boko Haram suspects, has sentenced a 22-year old man to 60 years in prison for various acts of terrorism.

The 22-year-old, Abba Umar who was remorseless and maintained a hard look throughout the proceedings, confirmed that he would return to Sambisa Forest to continue the terrorism acts if he was ever released.

Abba was detained in 2014 after a failed suicide mission in Gombe Secondary School, Gombe State. The judge said that despite his crimes attracting a death penalty, the terrorist was pliable because of extreme religious indoctrination at a young age.

The convict who spoke in Hausa and his testimony interpreted in English during the proceedings confirmed that as a commander in the Boko Haram sect, he had over 100 lieutenants under him.

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