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Chibok Girls: Kanji Court Sentences Man To Twenty Years

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Boko Haram Convict To Serve 20 Years For Role In  The Kidnap Of Chibok Girls.

A Court Sitting At Kanji Military base in Niger state has jailed another man involved in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok town of Borno State, CNN reports.

Salihu Isah, a spokesman for the justice ministry disclosed that the Convict, Banzana Yusuf, was sentenced to 20 years in prison
No further details were given about his involvement in the abduction.

This is the second conviction in connection to the Chibok kidnappings this year.

Naija News recalls that  some 113 Boko Haram Terrorists were also recently jailed, out of which one confessed to have a hand on the kidnap of Chibok girls.

In February, the court imposed a second 15-year sentence on Haruna Yahaya, who was involved in the kidnapping.

Boko Haram militants seized 276 schoolgirls between the ages 16 to 18, from their boarding school in the town of Chibok, Borno State April 2014, sparking global outrage

Eighty-two of the schoolgirls were released in a swap between the Nigerian government and the militant group last year.
But more than 100 of them remain in captivity, with their whereabouts unknown.

The militant group has kidnapped more than 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013, according to a recent report, most recently kidnapping 110 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi in Yobe state on February 19.

More than 200 people have been convicted for their involvement with the insurgent group this year.