The Nigerian Army has freed 182 Boko Haram people earlier arrested by security agents for allegedly having links with the Boko Haram sect. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, handed over the suspects to Alhaji Shettima, Borno State Governor.
The handing over was at the military base in Maiduguri. Minimah said the suspects have been cleared and found not to have any links with the insurgents.
''We have over 100 detainees who were suspected to have links with Boko Haram. They are 100 men, 24 women, 40 underage boys and 18 children. They have been cleared and we have handed them over to the Borno State government. They were thoroughly investigated and acquitted of any involvement in the activities of Boko Haram or connected to the group,'' Minimah said
Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, who received the freed suspects asked them to take advantage of the their freedom and and recover from their lives struggle. He said the State government will help them start a normal life.