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Court jails 113 Boko Haram members including wife

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A Federal High Court sitting at the Wawa Cantonment in Kainji, Niger State has sentenced 113 Boko Haram members to jail over their involvement in terrorism.

According to sources in the Ministry of Justice, who are in Kainji, the suspects were found guilty on charges of membership of the proscribed Boko Haram group, concealing information vital to security agencies, providing support to the sect, participating in acts of terrorism which resulted in the deaths of many persons and murder.

One of the suspects, Kabiru Mohammed from Kaban-Magadan, in Funtua, Katsina State was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for receiving training in the use of explosive and other terrorism items for attacks in Bama, Konduga, Baga in Borno State and Damaturu in Yobe states which resulted to deaths in the two states.

Also sentenced to four years imprisonment is Zainab Idris, wife of Boko Haram commander, Babawo Idris.

Zainab was arrested in 2014 with her two children while on her way to join her husband in Sambisa forest.

Her husband, popularly known as Idoko or Nagada was number 156 on the military's wanted list before his arrest last September.

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