42 Boko Haram suspects released by the Army

by James Sambo

Forty two Boko Haram suspects have been freed by the authorities of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.

The suspects were each given N100,000 by the Army, and released on Thursday, 6 November, to the Governor of Borno, Kashim Shettima.

Three of the released suspects are from Chad, Burkina Faso and Cameroon nationals, and will be immediately repatriated to their nations, by the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS).

The Deputy Director Army Public Relations Officer, Col. Sani Usman, while parading the freed suspects at the Government House in Maiduguri, stated that they were arrested but have been found to have nothing to do with Boko Haram.


He said: “Out of the 42 cleared suspects by the military this month, three are from the neighboring countries of Burkina Faso, Chad and Cameroon.”

Shettima, while receiving them, announced that some of them would be immediately engaged in their various areas of trade.

“An idle mind, they say, is the devils workshop. Therefore, we cannot allow you people to be idle. From your introduction, some of you are drivers, others are tailors some students. All the drivers would be immediately engaged by the state government and the tailors too will be useful for our free uniform for school children,” he said.

“For the students, I am going to assist you to go back and complete your studies. Others will also be taken care of appropriately,” Shettima said.

The Governor would also implore them to avoid taking vengeance against the military for detaining them.

He said, “I urge all of you here today in this chambers released to me by the military not to engage in any anti-social activities. You should always exhibit good behaviours while you go about your normal activities in your respective towns and communities in this state.”

“May God continue to bless you by having another second term in next year’s general elections. I will complete my education with the cash donation of N100, 000 from the military and another N100, 000 from our governor, who worked round the clock for our release today before all of you in this Government House Chamber.”

One comment

  1. tor insha allah we waiting 4 our time, bcs our pple stil they their they surfer innocently. nigeria should look unto al d innocent sole they arrest bcs bh. Tor we are waitin 4 Allah Mercy.

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