Lance Corporal Hillary Joel was reported to have set a Boko Haram suspect ablaze, leading to his death during a cordon and search operation in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Joel was arraigned before the Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi’s General Court Martial sitting at 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, for setting ablaze an alleged Boko Haram suspect in Damboa, southern part of Borno State.
The soldier was found guilty of murder by the Army General Court Martial,PUNCH report
The other soldiers who faced the court martial with him include Private Chima Samuel for aiding and abetting the murder of a minor Yakubu Isah; and Sergent Samuel Balanga for desertion and miscellaneous offences.
They were handed sanctions which included demotions and jail terms.