249 suspected Boko Haram terrorists released

Two hundred and forty-nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists and their accomplices were on Monday released by the Joint Interrogation team as approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
hose cleared and released included 169 males, 46 women and 34 children.
A further breakdown showed that 203 of them were from 18 Local Government Areas of Borno State, while 44 were from other States.
They were Adamawa, 2; Jigawa, 2; Lagos, 1; Oyo, 1; and Yobe 38.
Two of them were from the Republic of Cameroon.
The released persons were handed over to the 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 handed over to the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
In his remarks, the Commissioner advised the released detainees to remain law abiding and go about their lawful businesses.
He also commended the effort of the military in the fight against terrorism and insurgency and respect for human rights as manifested in the painstaking efforts that led to their clearance and subsequent release.
Each of them was given a token of N3,000.