Army Releases 125 Boko Haram Suspects

The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, released another 125 persons arrested for allegedly having links with the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect.

On Thursday, the army had released 42 persons to Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who were investigated and found to be having no link with the group.

While handing over the new set of persons to Shettima, the spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Colonel Sani Usman, said 254 persons were intercepted fleeing the state after an attack on Boko Haram strongholds in September.

He said the arrest was made in Biu on 23 September and after proper investigation, the 125 men now handed to the governor were found to have no link with Boko Haram.

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