Chad Executes 10 Boko Haram Members, Including Nigerian, By Firing Squad (PICTURED)

Chad Executes 10 Boko Haram Members, Including Nigerian, By Firing Squad (PICTURED)

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on August 30, 2015
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A Chadian military general inspects an armoured vehicle that they say Boko Haram had taken from the Nigerian military (Photo Credit: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters)

Chad has executed 10 convicted members of deadly terrorists group, Boko Haram, by firing squad Saturday, August 30, 2015.

This execution comes a day after the 10 which included at least one Nigerian, were found guilty of masterminding a double suicide bombing attack in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, which left 38 people dead and 101 injured.

The accused include Nigerian Mahamat Mustapha, also known as Bana Fanaye, who according to Chadian authorities masterminded the June 15 suicide attacks at a school and a police building.

Mahamat Mustapha Bananaye, a man accused of being a high ranking member of insurgent group Boko Haram, attends his trial in N'Djamena, Chad, August 26, 2015. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa)
Mahamat Mustapha Bananaye, a man accused of being a high ranking member of insurgent group Boko Haram, attends his trial in N’Djamena, Chad, August 26, 2015. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa)

“They were executed this morning on a shooting ground north of N’Djamena,” a judicial source told AFP.

A security source, who pleaded for anonymity, also confirmed the report.

The 10 were condemned to death, Friday, in the country’s first trial of Boko Haram members after the hearing opened on Wednesday. They were accused of criminal conspiracy, killings, wilful destruction with explosives, fraud, illegal possessions of arms and ammunition, as well as using psychotropic substances.

Ten members of Boko Haram who were sentenced to death on terror charges in Chad on Thursday, August 27, 2015. (Photo Credit: AFP)
Ten members of Boko Haram who were sentenced to death on terror charges in Chad on Thursday, August 27, 2015. (Photo Credit: AFP)

A regional force comprising Nigeria and her neighbours, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger was announced earlier in 2015 and President Muhammadu Buhari has released $20 million to fund the force meant to tackle the Islamist terrorist group which has claimed over 15,000 lives since it began its deadly rampage in 2009 in the North East region of Nigeria.

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