The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released 128 detainees after certifying that they had no link with the Boko Haram terrorists group in Borno.
The insurgency continues to intensify its suicide bombing campaign by using girls, typically veiled, to carry fully loaded handbags to blow up targets in Nigeria’s northeast.
Receiving the freed suspects, Governor Kashim commended the Nigerian Army and other security agents operating in the state for respecting human rights and doing a thorough job in screening the detainees who were found innocent.
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn-Garbai, on Thursday commended the authorities of University of Maiduguri for imparting knowledge to student despite the Boko Haram insurgency confronting the state.
“You will recall that sometime ago we reported that ironically most of the Boko Haram terror- ists captured by Nigerian military could not read the Holy Qur’an; some of them could not even recite the first chapter Suratuh Al-Fatiha and yet they claimed they wanted to establish an ‘Islamic state'”.
Buratai said: “The task of Operation Lafiya Dole can be seen in three terms, to defeat the insurgents, to facilitate humanitarian activities and observe human right and restore the administrative functions in the liberated area”. The human right has vindicated the Nigerian Army, as we protect the territorial integrity of the country and defend its citizens…
He said that the Boko Haram insurgency would soon be a thing of the past judging from the pronouncement of President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs.
Parading the suspects at the military base of the 27th Military Taskforce Brigade in Damaturu, the Acting Commander of the taskforce, Colonel Dahiru Bako said the suspects were arrested from different locations across the state.
Usman listed the drugs recovered to include cannabis, chlorophone substance known as Madaran suck and die, trampoline and others. According to him, he has been in detention for nearly two years.