Army corporal sentenced to death for killing Boko Haram suspect in Borno State
Barring any intervention, a soldier, identified as Lance Corporal Hillary Joel will soon face firing squad following the Army General Court Martial in Borno State, on Friday, that sentenced the soldier to death
Lance Corporal Hillary Joel. is to die for being quilty of killing a suspected Boko Haram terrorist without permission, a source revealed.
An insider infornayion revealed that the condemned soldier was found guilty of killing the suspected terrorist during a cordon and search operation by the army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
He allegedly set the suspect ablaze, leading to his death.
Other soldiers who were tried along with him were handed different sanctions including jail terms and demotions.
But all efforts at getting a reaction from the Army authorities proved abortive , but there was a collective condemnation of the death sentence based on the alleged killing of a terrorist.
A human rights activist, Mr. George Aboh, said there might be the need to challange the death sentence on the soldier.
However, a military official, who refused to be identified said the need to review the allegation against the military institution by the international community .