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.
“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.
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.