According to Punch, the Nigerian Army has released 128 individuals previously suspected to be Boko Haram members.
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buaratai and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, said the detainees were carefully screened by a joint intelligence cell, which includes the Nigerian Army, Police, DSS and representative of Borno State government.
Addressing the released individuals, Shettima said:
“To attest to the fact that the Nigerian Army is a right body, we preserve human rights in the course of our duty and also maintain dignity of the individuals. The human right has vindicated the Nigerian Army, as we protect the territorial integrity of the country and defend its citizens…
Through the magnanimity and professionalism of the Nigerian Army, you have been released and will be fully integrated into the society. You should abstain yourselves from criminal activities, as the government is ready to empower you so that you will be good citizens that can bring development to the society.”
Here are some photos of the released people:
Photo credit: KSM news