249 Book Haram Terrorist Suspects Set Free In Borno State
About two hundred and forty-nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices have been cleared and released by the Joint Interrogation as approved by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri.
In a press release sent to newsmen by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, stated that those cleared and released include one hundred and sixty-nine males, forty-six women and thirty-four children.
The release shows that two hundred and three of them were from eighteen Local Government Areas of Borno State, forty-four from other States such as Adamawa, Jigawa, Lagos, Oyo, Yobe and Republic of Cameroon.
It added that the released persons have been handed over to Borno State government through the Commissioner for Local Government by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu. According to the release, the two foreigners were, however, handed over to the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
In his remarks, the Commissioner advised the released detainees to remain law abiding and go about their lawful businesses, while commending the effort of the military in the fight against terrorism and insurgency and respect for human rights as manifested in the painstaking efforts that led to their clearance and subsequent release. And, as an added succor to their freedom, each one of the released persons was given a token of three-thousand naira.