Soldier sentenced to death for setting Boko Haram suspect ablaze

Lance Corporal Hillary Joel was reported to have set a Boko Haram suspect ablaze, leading to his death during a cordon and search operation in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The soldier was found guilty of murder by the Army General Court Martial, Punch reports.

The other soldiers who faced the court martial with him include Private Chima Samuel for aiding and abetting the murder of a minor Yakubu Isah; and Sergent Samuel Balanga for desertion and miscellaneous offences.

They were handed sanctions which included demotions and jail terms.


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