Soldier sentenced to death for setting Boko Haram suspect ablaze


For deliberately murdering a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, an army general court martial in Borno State has sentenced Hillary Joel, a Lance Corporal, to death.

Channels television reports that Joel allegedly committed the murder during a cordon-and-search operation by the army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

He was said to have set the suspect ablaze, leading his death.

The court martial handed down different sanctions to the other soldiers who were also facing trial.

The sanctions included jail terms and demotions.

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