Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that an addition 125 suspects of Boko Haram have been released by the Nigerian Army to the State government of Borno. This development comes two days after the Nigerian Army handed over about 42 suspects of the Boko Haram to Borno state government.
According to the information, the release came after the military officials at the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army concluded weeks of investigation that absolved the suspects of alleged complicity with the terrorists group. This development was made public by the spokesman of the 7 Division, Maiduguri, Col Usman Sani. He said the 125 freed suspects were arrested in September 2014.
One of the released suspects shared his experience with 247ureports.com. He said that “we have spent over 45 days in military detention but we thank God that our lives were spared. We went through pains and suffering there, but we can’t blame them much since they still were magnanimous to release us in this time when human life is no longer valued “.
Back in September of 2014, security officials had arrested several persons fleeing towns of Northeast Nigeria at the peak of the Boko Haram attacks. Most of them were sniffed out while hiding in trucks conveying livestock to the southern part of the country.