1,400 Boko Haram Suspects Released - Borno State Government

The Borno State Government has told the press that the military has released about 1,400 former Boko Haram members.

The Borno State commissioner of Information Babakura Jato, in an interview on Monday told the press that about 1,400 boko haram members has been released since the "Operation Safe Corridor" programme began.

According to the Commissioner, not all the released suspevts were actually Boko Haram members, but were relatives to terrorists and persons found at the wrong place the wrong time.

The commissioner said, “There have been a series of releases. They were released in three tranches. The first set was released during Governor Shettima’s time while two sets have been released under Prof. Zulum.

“The total number of persons released is 1,400. Out of the 1,400, the majority of them are cleared suspects. These were people who were suspected of being members of Boko Haram and it was discovered that they were not.

“The rest are children of Boko Haram or actual Boko Haram members. I cannot give you a breakdown of the figure now for security reasons.”

The programme began since 2016, but it was until 2018 did the release of suspects began.

Source: PunchNg

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