Breaking News: Man Who Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls Sentenced To Serve Jail Time

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, on Monday sentenced 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya for terrorism offences.

The convict, whose left arm and left leg are crippled, was convicted for being a member of the proscribed Boko Haram terrorist group and participating in the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

He was said to have participated in the group’s attacks in Chibok, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State and Gabsuri town in the Damboa Local Government of the state.

Yahaya had on Monday pleaded guilty to the two counts preferred against him by the Federal Government but pleaded for mercy, saying he was forcefully conscripted into the terrorist group.

But the judge who sat in one of the four special courts established by the Federal High Court to fast track the trial of over 1,000 suspects said the court was “not fooled” by Yahaya’s story.

The court noted the convict was “using the misfortune of his handicap to draw sympathy”.

The judge, therefore, ruled that the 15 years sentence passed on the convict who had been in detention since 2015 would commence counting from Monday.


  1. Osita Abugu2 weeks agoReply

    Can this be true, so its na u people caught d man

  2. Tobiloba012 weeks agoReply

    What!!!, that will be lovely and nice in naija oooo

  3. Victoria Ogunsanya2 weeks agoReply

    What! For justice to be done such a person is expected to be sentenced to life jail

  4. favour ayemhoba2 weeks agoReply

    People, who can we now trust to show mercy to that is deserving of it?

  5. Onuche Gideon2 weeks agoReply

    I love this, that’s wonderful I pray they catch more of them

    • Olaide Adekunjo1 week ago

      Amen bro. . . . . . . . .!

  6. Anonymous2 weeks agoReply

    Will he serve his time in prison? If that is so, then it is good.

  7. MR CHARLES2 weeks agoReply

    They should have given him 25 years in prison… For such act…
    Nobody could believe that the handicap man can do such thing

    • Olaide Adekunjo1 week ago

      U dey tlk 25, if 25 reach and they cm bak, can’t they do d same , mk dem put dem fr life imprisonment

  8. Djbest2 weeks agoReply

    very funny, 9ja and all this lies am tired of hearing all of this

  9. mgbebu2 weeks agoReply

    only jail life imprisonment or death sentence evil Fulani people

  10. Titus Hwere2 weeks agoReply

    Our country needs to change for the good. Some of us still believe that God will restore our country.

    • Olaide Adekunjo1 week ago

      Of course with GOD all things are possible. . .

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