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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Military hands over 244 'repentant' Boko Haram fighters to Borno state government

 Military hands over 244

As part of activities to mark this year's armed forces remembrance day, the Nigerian Military has handed over 244 'repentant' Boko Haram fighters to the Borno State government. The detainees comprised 118 males, 56 females, 19 teenagers and 51 children.

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, disclosed this while presenting the released detainees to Gov. Kashim Shettima, at the Military Cemetery, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. He said:
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, ordered the release of the repentant Boko Haram detainees and their family members. “The detainees have been de-radicalised for reintegration into the society. We are handing over the detainees to Borno Government for administration."

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