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Public Trial Begins For 81 Boko Haram Suspects In Niger Republic

PUBLIC TRIAL BOKO HARAM NIGER

Feb 2nd, 2018 – Trial Begins For 81 Boko Haram Suspects In Niger Republic

81 people accused of fighting for Boko Haram went on trial in a public court sitting in Niger Thursday.

It was the first of its kind after closed-door trials of suspected insurgents were criticised by human rights groups, Reuters reported.

Those on trial in a special international court in Niamey were from Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

They were suspected of playing various roles in Boko Haram’s near decade-long bid to create a caliphate in Nigeria.

The insurgency has spread beyond its roots in Nigeria, killing 20,000 and uprooting nearly three million in the Lake Chad region.

The Niamey trials followed closed-door court sittings, including in Nigeria where a court in October last year sentenced 45 people to between three and 31 years in jail.

The court will hear 22 separate cases over the next 10 days, following the trial of nearly 300 people on similar charges last year.

In all, about 1,000 people are expected to appear before the court.

[NAN]

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Kazeem Lawal

    February 2, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    What of the ones in Nigeria when are they going to try them

  2. uzoma

    February 2, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    In Niger republic it is public trial but in Nigeria over 240 were secretly tried and released. What a contrast.

  3. iron bar

    February 2, 2018 at 10:49 PM

    Just like trump talk.catch n release method.apc govt will deport legal citizens to cameroon while the apprehended niger people will eventually convert fully to herdsmen

  4. FOE

    February 3, 2018 at 6:31 AM

    What is our business about that whereas those once from Bokos headquarters never been brought to judgment. God is watching.

  5. Jilo

    February 4, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Lock all of them in a room and Gas them all. Shikena! this will save our government a lot of resources.

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