Gabriel Idibia, Kaduna
About 249 Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices have been cleared, and released, by the Joint Interrogation as approved by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri.
Each one of the released persons was given a token of N3000.
In a press release sent to newsmen by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, stated that those cleared and released include 169 males, 46 women and 34 children.
The release shows that 203 of them were from 18 Local Government Areas of Borno State, while 44 are from other states including Adamawa, Jigawa, Lagos, Oyo and Yobe and Republic of Cameroon.
It added that the released persons have been handed over to Borno State government through the Commissioner for Local Government by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.
According to the release, the two foreigners were handed over to the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
In his remarks, the Commissioner advised the released detainees to remain law abiding and go about their lawful businesses while commending effort of the military in the fight against terrorism and insurgency and respect for human rights as manifested in the painstaking efforts that led to their clearance and subsequent release.