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We Will Release Cleared Boko Haram Suspects – FG




President Muhammadu Buhari wih the CHief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

The Federal Government has announced that it will release suspected Boko Haram members from detention, once it is proven that they are not terrorists.

The FG also stated that its policy of integrating the Civilian Joint Task Force into the security forces; giving them concession; without jettisoning such requirements as medical fitness, educational qualification, federal character principle and others. 


The disclosure of the release was made by the Minister of Defence, Brig. General Dan Mansur-Ali (retd), at the special town hall meeting on security situation in the North East.

Speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State, Mansur-Ali said all relevant personnel including medical doctors, psychologists, judiciary officers and others, were working tirelessly to ensure they were properly profiled.

Through the “Operation Safe Corridor,” he said, those cleared after painstaking screening would be released.


The Defence Minister said: “We have so many tables they are going through what level of depth some of these prisoners have been with the Boko Haram. Some of them are being sourced; some are going to be released; some of them will be detained. It’s an issue of time; and the judiciary is also doing its own part.

“The Attorney General of the Federation is in consonance with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Headquarters and other medical personnel that are searching through these people to source out, so that those that have very criminal cases will be removed and others will be free as soon as possible.”

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_