The Nigerian army has reportedly released 182 suspected Boko Haram members from the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, Borno State to commemorate the Army Remembrance Day. According to Sahara Reporters, all 182 suspects were arrested on suspicious of ties to the Boko Haram terrorist group and included 100 men, 24 women, 40 boys and 18 children.
The former detainees were released after thorough investigation which revealed they had no links with radical Islam or terrorist activities, according to Lt General Kenneth Minimah.
“We have thoroughly investigated them and they are free of any involvement with Boko Haram or similar groups. We have today released them to the Borno State government,” the Army Chief stated.
The former detainees were then presented to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah.