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.