The Federal Government Sunday, announced plans on how to handle the cases of suspected members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram terror, totaling 2,541, currently detained at Wawa Barracks in Kainji, Niger State, and Maiduguri prison in Borno State.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said in a statement that a special prosecution arrangement already put it in place would commence the trial of 1,670 of the detainees in Wawa Barracks, Kainji, Niger, in October.
The statement signed by the AGF’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Salihu Isah, stated that after exhausting the cases in Kainji, the cases of 651 suspects currently detained at Maiduguri prison, would be taken up by the special arrangement.
It added that due to lack of evidence for any successful prosecution, 220 other suspects detained in the Kainji detention facility would be released and subjected to “de-radicalisation programme”.
The AGF’s spokesperson stated that the 220 suspects constituted one of the four categories of terrorist suspects detained in the Kainji facility.