BREAKING: 200 Detainees To Be Freed by Army After Boko Haram Links Dismissed

  • The Nigerian military intends to set free 200 individuals held in custody after being found not linked to the Boko Haram
  • A report has verified that they are slated to transfer to the Borno State Government in a few days
  • The report also confirmed that the transfer will help them undergo appropriate measures to reintegrate them into society

TheTalk.NG journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Maiduguri, Borno – The Nigerian Army plans to release over 200 detainees who have been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram group.

These individuals were apprehended during the insurgency.

The Nigerian Army is set to release at least 200 detainees cleared from being linked to Boko HaramA source revealed that the detainees would be released in Maiduguri at the Giwa Barracks on Tuesday, March 26. Photo Credit: HQ Nigerian ArmySource: Facebook

According to Daily Trust reports, they will be transferred to the Borno State Government for proper reintegration into society.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the state capital.

A source said:

“Not fewer than 200 cleared Boko Haram suspects that are being cleared of any wrongdoing by security operatives, and they will be hand over to the Borno State Government for rehabilitation and reintegration.

“The handing over ceremony is set to be this morning (Tuesday) at 10: am at Giwa Barracks.”

According to the source, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo, and her counterpart in Information and Internal Security, Prof Tar Umar, are set to accept the released detainees on behalf of the state government.

Nigerian Army kills notorious terrorist leader in Kaduna

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has successfully eliminated Boderi Isyaku, a prominent terrorist figure operating in Kaduna state.

Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs in Kaduna state, disclosed this to the press on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

This significant achievement follows a recent violent raid by bandits in Kaduna communities, resulting in the loss of nine lives and the abduction of 35 individuals.

Mother of late colonel killed in Delta speaks

In another report, the mother of the deceased colonel in Delta state has conveyed profound sadness at her loss, mentioning that he was the fourth military member in their family to have passed away.

She recounted the painful memories of losing her husband, Ali’s brother, and sister.

In a recent interview, Hassana Hassan also reflected on the bond she shared with her son, the colonel who was killed.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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