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PHOTOS: Army Releases 128 Boko Haram Suspects in Borno

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The Nigerian Army has released 128 persons who were detained on suspicions of being connected with the Boko Haram sect.

The detainees were released on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, after it was certified that they had no links with the sect.

The suspects were handed over to Governor Kashim Shettima  by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai at a ceremony in Maiduguri.

They consist of i 109 men, seven women, 11 boys and one teenager.

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.”

“We are here to formally hand over those arrested in the process of our operations; we are pleased to hand over the 128 suspects that have been cleared by the joint intelligent core, which comprised the Army, the police and DSS.”

Buratai also promised that the insurgency in the North-East would soon be brought to an end.

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