- The trial of suspected detained Boko Haram insurgents will soon begin according to the federal government
- Boko Haram suspects numbering about 5,000 would be prosecuted in various detention facilities in Nigeria
- The attorney-general of the federation and office of the national security adviser would be conducting the tribunal
A report by The Cable indicates that the federal government will soon start the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.
The information was made known by the director-general of Legal Aid Council Aliyu Abubakar, on Tuesday, February 24.
Abubakar speaking during a courtesy visit to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, said the inmates were detained at Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, and Kainji correctional facilities, among others.
According to him, the office of the attorney-general of the federation and national security adviser in collaboration with the theatre command of operation Lafiya Dole would be conducting the trial.
While noting that the suspects were locked up over their alleged involvement in insurgency, Abubakar explained that the Legal Aid Council was mandated to provide defence for the inmates.
Boko Haram fires RPG into Maiduguri
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Borno governor confirmed Boko Haram fired Rocket Propelled Grenades into Maiduguri, the state capital, killing 10 residents and injuring 47 in the process on Tuesday, February 23.
Zulum made the comment after he visited two hospitals - State Specialist Hospital and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where the injured residents are receiving treatment on the bill of the state government.
According to him, the shots came from Kaleri, outskirts of Maiduguri, but the grenades travelled to hit Gwange and Adam kolo communities, both densely populated areas in the inner city.
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