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MAIDUGURI HIGH COURT GRANTS BAIL TO 65 BOKO HARAM SUSPECTS

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Maiduguri - A Maiduguri High Court on Wednesday granted bail to 65 suspected Boko Haram members arrested over the recent killings in Borno.

The suspects were charged with holding unlawful assemblies in Bolori, London Cikin, Gwange and Dala wards in Maiduguri and its environs and breaching public peace

The prosecutor, Mr Abdullahi Izge, told the court presided over by Justice Wokil Gana that the action contravened the penal code.

Izge urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to produce additional charges against the suspects.

The counsel to the accused persons, Baba Waziri, opposed the prayer, saying the case could only be adjourned if the suspects were granted bail.

Gana considered the argument of the defence and granted bail to each of the suspects on the presentation of a surety, who had landed property and is resident in Maiduguri.

He adjourned the case to March 14 for further hearing.(NAN)