Monday, July 18, 2016 10:45 pm
A total of 249 cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices were released by the Joint Interrogation team of Nigeria security operatives as approved by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri.
According to Colonel Sani Usman, Acting director, Army Public Relations, those cleared and released include 169 males, 46 women and 34 children.
Further breakdown shows that 203 of them were from 18 Local Government Areas of Borno State, while 44 were from other States as follows; Adamawa 2, Jigawa 2, Lagos 1, Oyo 1 and Yobe 38.
However, 2 of them were from the Republic of Cameroon.
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.
The two foreigners were however handed over to the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.