Saturday, November 8, 2014

Army releases 125 Boko Haram suspects

The Nigerian Army today released 125 persons arrested for allegedly having links with Islamic terror sect, Boko Haram.

The army had on Thursday released 42 persons to Governor Kashim Shettima after having investigated and found that they had no links with Boko Haram.

Handling over the new set of 125 persons to the Borno state governor, the spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Sani Usman said 254 persons were intercepted fleeing from the state after attack on Boko Haram strongholds in September.

He said the arrest was made in Biu on September 23 and after proper investigation 125 men now handed to the governor were found to have no link with Boko Haram.

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