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Nigeria: Man involved in kidnapping of Chibok girls jailed for 15 years

Haruna Yahaya admitted being involved in the abduction when he appeared at a special court trying hundreds of Boko Haram suspects.

world Updated: Feb 13, 2018 14:26 IST
AFP, Kano
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14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.(AFP File Photo/Boko Haram Handout)

A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday.

Haruna Yahaya, 35, admitted being involved in the abduction when he appeared at a special court trying hundreds of Boko Haram suspects on Monday, a justice ministry spokesperson told AFP.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 14:26 IST