Nigerian Court Releases 475 Boko Haram Suspects

Share
Nigerian Court Releases 475 Boko Haram Suspects

The release of another batch of 475 Boko Haram suspects and the outbreak of Lassa fever in Delta state are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.The Guardian's headline reported the freeing of another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, the suspects were freed after the prosecution failed to establish any link between them and the Boko Haram sect.

He said they were detained based on the information that they belonged to the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Nigeria's army chief Tukur Buratai has ordered troops to capture the leader of terror group Boko Haram, alive or dead.

The court directed the state governments to provide for the released persons rehabilitation at any appropriate centre before being released to their families.

"Those suspects who suffer from mental or other health challenges are to be provided with necessary medical assistance at appropriate medical facilities".

In his address to the troops at Bitta, the COAS congratulated them for the clearance of Boko Haram terrorists while noting that Sambisa forest has been an impediment in the fight against terrorism and insurgency over time and their clearance of the forest is considered a major milestone in the operation.

The statement reads in part: "The report alleged that a top Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello, alias Abu Zainab, who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, disclosed that Shekau escaped to Cameroon".

She was taken to a Boko Haram enclave by her brother and married off to his friend when she was 11.

Taye and Kehinde Hamza, both mechanics, and Hamza twins were also freed. They were amongst the lucky ones released.

One fighter involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from the Borno state town of Chibok was jailed for 15 years.

Chairman, Bauchi State chapter, Hon.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Online Casinos that Accept UK Players
Since the UK has grown to become a thriving gambling market, numerous gaming destinations have popped up that provide the service. Since the UK is regarded as the online gaming hub of the world, gamblers in the region are in no short supply of casino options.

Applied Materials, Inc. - AMAT - Stock Price Today
Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 4.54% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 4.14%. Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.18 million activity. (NASDAQ: AMAT ).

Conor McGregor: My 'son' Floyd Mayweather has walked out of rematch talks
Some can find the motivation to defend no matter what however where as some cannot . "The way it looks, I think so". It's when you find the motivation to keep earning what you already have, to defend.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

Everything You Need to Know About GIPHY Stickers on Snapchat
Additionally, Snap will introduce a new feature called Tabs, which will help users organize and see the Stories they want. Today, however, those roles are reversed, as Snapchat is launching a new feature that actually came to Instagram first.

WEATHER WARNING: Bitterly cold Russian air to blast NI
Cold air will be dragged across Britain from the east during the weekend signalling the start of a prolonged wintry blast. According to the Met Office, the bitterly cold spell of weather will set in later this week and last into March.

Justice is served as new Judge Dredd figure preorders are now open
Despite the hefty price tag of $799.99, there is a 15% discount available for customers who pay in full or opt into a payment plan.

Winners of Max Polyakov’s initiative Vernadsky Challenge hit the top of CES 2018
The engineering startup competition provides its participants with reviews from industry expert, as well as customer feedback. The organizers are interested in a wide range of fields from space technology and robotics to military and medical equipment.

Doom on Switch gets much-demanded gyro motion controls
Bethesda didn't say anything about the motion controls; it just let the new features sneak up on gamers. Players can use the Joy-Con gyro controls only, or in conjunction with traditional aiming.

Investment Doubling Stocks: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)
Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 7 analyst (s) whereas last month 6 analyst (s) have given outperform rating. Moreover, Tarbox Family Office Inc has 0% invested in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 750 shares.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.