The Army General Court Martial in Borno State has sentenced a soldier to death for killing a suspected Boko Haram terrorist. Lance Corporal Hillary Joel was said to have carried out the murder during a cordon and search operation by the army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

He reportedly set the suspect ablaze, leading his death. Others who faced the court martial with him were handed different sanctions, including jail terms and demotions.

Four other soldiers were convicted for human rights-related offences ranging from assault, aiding and abetting murder and also unlawful possession of ammunition.

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