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Nigeria jails 113 people linked to Boko Haram

A court in Nigeria has jailed 113 people for links with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram as part of a series of mass trials of thousands of suspects.

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The raid on the boarding school in Chibok caused global outrage.

Judges at the civilian court which has been set up in a military facility in central Nigeria’s Niger state gave them sentences of between 20 and 30 years for terror-related offences.

One of those convicted took part in an attack on a military barracks from where military vehicles were stolen and used to abduct more than 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok in 2014.

More than 200 others have already been jailed whilst 500 were found not guilty.

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