Army Frees 249 Boko Haram Suspects

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By Esther Okafor

The Nigerian Army On Monday says it has released 249 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices, arrested by troops during mop up operations.

According the report, the release was carried out on the orders Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai after they were cleared by the Joint Interrogation team in Maiduguri.

Reports from the army gave the breakdown of the released suspects as; “169 males, 46 women and 34 children.

“The released persons were handed over to Borno State government through the Commissioner for Local Government by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.

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