by Isi Esene
Following the directive of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Defence Headquarters will release some individuals who were held in detention for engaging in terrorist activities.
According to the defence spokesman, Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade, the proposed action is to show the president disposition towards maintaining peace in the country following requests by the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Reconciliation.
The army spokesman said the details of the directives and those to benefit from this gesture have been communicated to field units and the Joint Task Force. Reports say all women suspects in custody will also be released.
While speaking about the form the planned release will take, Olukolade said the individuals will be handed over to their state governors who will be involved in further rehabilitation before these suspects are released to their respective community leaders and relatives.