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Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Jailed 60 Years | The Precision

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•Convicted Boko Haram bomber Abba Umar

•Convicted Boko Haram bomber Abba Umar



A Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment,
Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State, has sentenced a self-confessed Boko
Haram bomber to a maximum of 60 years in prison. 
 
The court ordered Abba Umar, 22, to be held in prison until the time
“he will be coming out as an old man and lost every energy.”
He was arrested after his bomb-laden vehicle, which he rammed into
the fence of Gombe Secondary School Pilot in Gombe State on July 7, 2014
failed to detonate.
The unrepentant convict refused to plead for mercy, instead vowed to
return to Sambisa Forest to join forces with other members of the Boko
Haram sect whenever he is freed.
He said his preoccupation is to wage a Holy “Jihad” under the Jama’atu
ahli sunna li da’awatu wa Jihad (Followers of the path of the Prophet
for preaching and Jihad) under the leadership of Abu Mohammed, Ibn
Mohammed and Al-Shekawi and their many deputies in Nigeria.
“My occupation is Islamic warrior and commander in the Islamic Army,” he told the court.

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“There are so many warriors and lieutenants under me. Our mission is on the part of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH),” he said.
Following the confessions, the Federal Government Prosecution had
asked the court to apply the maximum death sentence against the
defendant.
The team contended that the lives of innocent individuals are still at stake whenever he completes a jail term. (Daily Trust)

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