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The Nigerian Army has released 249 persons who were suspected of participating in the activities of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

The suspects were released on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai after they were cleared by the Joint Interrogation team in Maiduguri.

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Army releases Boko Haram suspects



This was disclosed via a statement released by the army on Monday, July 18, 2016.

It reads in part:

“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 while 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.”

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According to the statement, each of the suspects was given a token of N3, 000 each.

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