Nigerian Army Releases 128 Cleared Boko Haram Suspects To BOSG
In its effort to ensure that human right of people are not infringed upon, the Nigerian Army has released 128 cleared Boko Haram suspects arrested in different locations to the Borno state Government.
Speaking at the releasing ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buaratai said the detainees were carefully screened by Join international cell which includes, the Nigerian Army, police, DSS and representative of Borno state.
“Nigerian Army inn fulfillment of its role, which is to facilitate humanitarian support to all agencies involved in humanitarian activities includes, the defeat of the insurgents, facilitate humanitarian activities including observance of human rights and the restoration of administrative function of all area liberated”, the COAS stated.
He said “ to attest to the fact that the Nigerian Army is a right body, we preserve human right in the course of our duty and also maintain dignity of the individuals. The human rights has vindicated the Nigerian Army, as we protect the territorial intergrity of the country and defend its citizens”.
General Buratai said the president is giving them more support by supplying them with more equipments and more troops deployed to various parts of the North-east, so as to end the insurgency withing the stipulated time given by the president.
While addressing the clared Boko Haram suspects, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno warned them desist from engaging in unlawful activities and embarked on levitate business to sustain their livelihood and fully be inergrated to the society, as good citizens of the country.
He said “through the magnanimity and professionalism of the Nigerian Army , you have been released and be fully integrated into the society, you should abstain yourselves from criminal activities, as the government is ready to empower you, so that you be a good citizens that can bring development to the society”.
According to him, very soon officials from the office of the National Security Adviser will be in the state to train them on various skill acquisitions of their choice, so that they will continue with their normal lives as good members of the society.
Those released includes 109 males, 7 woemen and 11 children among whom are 3 Chadians and 1 Cameroonian.
Speaking to journalists one of the released detainees, a 62 year old Musa Ayuba said he was excited as he will be finally going to be re-integrated with his family members, as he has been in detention for almost two years.
He thanked the Army and the government for making them to regain their freedom and promised to go back to their village to carry on with his farming activities.
It could be recalled the Nigerian Army also released 182 cleared Boko Haram suspects in July 2015.