- The defendants had asked their case be transferred from Justice Tsoho’s court
- They are facing trial for the alleged murder of 12 foreigners
A Federal High Court Judge, John Tsoho, on Tuesday, October 3, withdrew himself for the trial of eight Boko Haram terror suspects charged to his court.
Premium Times reports that the judge made the decision following an application by six of the defendants asking that their case be transferred from his court.
Onlinenigeria.com gathered that the defendants are facing trial at an Abuja division of the court for the alleged murder of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi state in 2011.
The defendants were also accused of alleged culpability in the murder of seven other foreigners in Borno state.
The seven were abducted from another construction site in Bauchi state in February 2013, and taken to the Sambisa forest, as spelt out by the charge.
Meanwhile, Onlinenigeria.com had previously reported that officers of the Nigerian army combating Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, celebrated after foiling an attempt by terrorists to invade their camp.