Chad Executes 1O Boko Haram Fighters

Chad has executed 10 members of the Islamic Boko Haram sect by firing squad. This comes a day after they were found guilty of terror charges at a trial in the capital N’Djamena.

Security sources said they were shot at a firing range north of the capital. All 10 were convicted over their roles in twin attacks on the capital in June, which killed at least 38. A month after the attack, Chad reintroduced the death penalty for acts of terror.

“They were shot this morning at the Massaguet firing range,” a source told Reuters news agency, referring to a city about 60km (40 miles) north-east of N’Djamena. Among those to die was Mahamat Mustapha, aka Bana Fanaye, who had been described as the “mastermind” of June’s attacks.

Ng daily

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