A Nigerian soldier identified as Lance Corporal Hillary Joel was Friday sentenced to death by the Army General Court Martial for killing a suspected Boko Haram terrorist.

The judgement which was delivered in Borno state found the soldier guilty of killing the suspected terrorist during a cordon and search operation by the army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Lance Joel allegedly set the suspect ablaze, leading to his death.

Other soldiers who were tried along with him were handed different sanctions including jail terms and demotions.

Author: Yemi Olarinre