3000 Nigerians Flee To Cameroon, 14 Boko Haram Member Jailed In Cameroon

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July 26, 2014 – 3000 Nigerians Flee To Cameroon, 14 Boko Haram Member Jailed In Cameroon

According to Cameroonian state broadcaster, CRTV, a military court has handed over prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members.

The defendants, who were arrested in March after the discovery of a weapons cache, admitted to being part of the Nigerian extremist group at a “public hearing” in the northern town of Maroua, said the report.

They had been charged with the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and of plotting an insurrection.

“Each of the Boko Haram members (was) sentenced to between 10 and 20 years” in prison, said the report, adding that the sentences cannot be appealed.

More than 3,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks have taken refuge in the Cameroon town of Fotokol, according to a municipal official.

“We are worried about infiltrations” by the Islamists among the refugees, a police officer in the town said.
[NAN]