Nigeria jails 4 terrorists for life

2013-07-09 22:23:36 GMT2013-07-10 06:23:36(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ABUJA, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian Federal High Court on Tuesday sentenced four persons to life imprisonment for causing the death of several persons through terrorist acts.

The court also sentenced the fifth person to 10 years imprisonment, citing innocence and tender age for the reduction of his penalty.

The court, however, acquitted the sixth on the grounds that none of the charges linked him to the actual commission of any terrorist act.

The six suspects were arrested for their involvement in bomb attacks in central north Niger and Nasarawa states on Sept. 30, 2011.

They were charged with causing the death of several persons in the bombing of the Independent National Electoral Commission premises, All Christian Fellowship Church and the Peoples Democratic Party political rally in Suleja Niger State.

The prosecution further linked them to the bombing of Azare Village that killed three persons and injured many others.

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