A Federal High Court in Kainji has sentenced Haruna Yahaya, one of the abductors of Chibok schoolgirls to 15 years in prison, at the resumed trials of Boko Haram suspects.

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He was among 20 Boko Haram terrorists who were jailed yesterday to serve various prison terms.

Yahaya, 35, a physically challenged person, was found guilty of taking part in the abduction of over 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in April, 2014.

The closed trial is taking place at Wawa Catonment, Kainji, Niger State.

Yahaya, a former trader from Potiskum, Yobe State had pleaded for mercy, claiming he was conscripted into the terrorist sect.

Earlier, defence counsel, Matthew Egege asked the court to discharge Yahaya, pleading that his testimony is pathetic.

He argued that as a conscript he could have been killed if he had refused the sect’s orders.