Mass Trials For Boko Haram Suspects in Nigeria
At least 1,000 alleged Boko Haram militants will be appear in court to hear whether they will be prosecuted, sentenced or released. The decision to hold the cases in public comes after human rights groups, including Amnesty International, criticised secret hearings during the first phase of the trials last October. The trials were halted for four months to enable the authorities to complete investigations.
Daily Trust, 12 February 2018
The Federal Government has commenced the trial of Boko Haram suspects currently detained at the Military detention facility in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State. Read more »
Leadership, 13 February 2018
A Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kanji in Niger State has sentenced 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya for terrorism offences, including the abduction of over 200 secondary… Read more »
Daily Trust, 13 February 2018
A Federal High Court has sentenced one of the abductors of Chibok school girls to 15 years in prison. Read more »
Vanguard, 12 February 2018
The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has ordered the resumption of prosecution of suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in… Read more »
Boko Haram suspects.
The military has arbitrarily arrested thousands of civilians without access to lawyers for alleged involvement in the Boko Haram insurgency, writes Babatunde Olugboji, a longtime ... Read more »