Nigerian Army Releases 983 Suspected Militants to Borno Govt

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The military authorities on Wednesday freed 983 suspected Boko Haram members cleared of complicity with the terror group.

Head of the military counter-insurgency operation in the North–east (Opeation Lafiya Dole), Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, handed the freed men to Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara, at the Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri.

Presenting the men to the governor, Adeniyi said they were alleged to have had links with the terror group.

The Army appealed to the Borno State Government to empower them by training them in various trades and vocations.

He told the insurgents still in the trenches that those that voluntarily surrendered will be welcomed back to the society and given preferential treatment.

He however called on those freed to go and sin no more, he asked the Boko Haram members willing to surrender to submit themselves to any Army formation, Police Stations or any security agency office.
He said then the process of re-integrating them back to the society will commence without any intimidation.
In his address Borno Governor said the state government will take the freed men to the rehabilitation centre to be trained in various vocations.
He noted that the government has always been taking such cases to the rehabilitation centre  through operation safe corridor.

Nigerian Army Releases  983 Suspected Militants to Borno Govt

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