WAR ON BOKO HARAM: Chad Sentences 10 Terrorists To Death

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Ten members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram were sentenced to death in Chad on Thursday, August 27.

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

The three-day trial was held behind closed doors. Photo credit: The BBC

The BBC reports that after a 3-day trial the 10 were found guilty of terrorism by a court in the capital N’Djamena.

N’Djamena, which is situated less than 100 kilometres from the Nigerian border, was hit by a series of suicide bombings in June and July, 2015.

The militants were convicted over their roles in twin attacks on the capital in June, which killed at least 38.

According to chief prosecutor, Bruno Mahouli Louapambe, the men were found guilty of charges including criminal conspiracy, killings, wilful destruction with explosives, fraud, illegal possessions of arms and ammunition, and using psychotropic substances.


A judicial source revealed that the trial had been due to last eight days, but it was speeded up and moved on Thursday to an undisclosed secret location.

Among those convicted was Mahamat Mustapha, aka Bana Fanaye, the man described as the “mastermind” of the attack by Chad’s Interior Minister Abderahim Bireme Hamid.

It would be recalled that shortly after the attacks, the government of Chad reintroduced the death penalty for acts of terror. However, opposition and civil liberties groups have spoken against the new anti-terror legislation, noting that it could be used to curb civil rights.

as part of efforts to prevent terrorists acts.

Last month, Chadian military recorded more successes in the war against the deadly Boko Haram sect. The army spokesperson revealed that in the last two weeks.

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