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Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for the Chibok girls kidnapping, a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko Haram notorious around the world, the justice ministry said.

As part of a mass trial of suspected members of the group, 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014.

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