‘Boko Haram Members Should Be Tried In The Court Of Law’ – JIT

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A team of defence investigators has advocated that detained members of the Boko Haram sect be tried in the courts of law for crime committed in the last four years.

boko-haram-members-360x22588The team, under the auspices of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), lamented that thousands of lives and property were lost during the period as a result of the insurgency perpetrated by sect members.

The Chairman of the team, Brig. Gen. Abdulkadir Abubakar, who led a JIT delegation during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, said the acts of terror were regrettable.

“The team has done some work and we have noted colossal lost of lives and property and also the high-handed indoctrination of youths and followers of the insurgents that are committing or has committed the dastardly act,” said Abubakar.

“We are expected to classify the detainees for prosecution or as witnesses for further investigation, deportation or as the case may be, to determine the offences of suspects that could be tried either by federal or state courts as well as make any other recommendation that may be necessary.”

He assured that the team was capable of ensuring the suspects received fair trials under the Nigeria Constitution and Rule of Law.

JIT comprises officers from the Army, Navy, Air force, State Security Service, Police, NIA, Immigration and lawyers from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and that of Commissioners of justice from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Shettima, who said Borno had the highest number of detainees, urged them to ensure fair trials.

“Selective justice to a few is an injustice to all,” he said.

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