“Why We Released 313 Terrorism Suspects”: Nigerian Military Gives 1 Major Reason

“Why We Released 313 Terrorism Suspects”: Nigerian Military Gives 1 Major Reason

  • The Nigerian Military has explained why the 313 suspects were released to the Borno government
  • The Defence Headquarters disclosed that a court order aided the release of the suspected terrorists
  • Maj Gen. Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, made this clarification to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday

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FCT, Abuja - The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that the release of the 313 terrorism suspects to the Borno state government was on the orders of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri division.

The military opens up on release of 313 terrorism suspects
CG Musa has vowed to deal with terrorists in Nigeria. Photo credit: @DefenceInfoNG
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The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, who made the clarification on Thursday, March 28, in Abuja, said the suspects were detained on suspicion, but no evidence was found against them at the conclusion of an investigation, Daily Trust reported.

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According to him, the Federal Ministry of Justice prosecuted the cases, leading to the court’s decision for their release and subsequent handover to the Borno state government for further action, Premium Times report added.

“Accordingly they were handed over to the Borno State Government for further action,” he said.

Nigerians react as Military speaks on release of 313 suspected terroriss

As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section of X and shared their opinion on the Military's stance. Legit.ng captured some of their reactions below:

@JayJay_kalu tweeted:

"We honestly don't care, all we know is that it should be replicated in all regions of Nigeria."

@mayorfald tweeted:

"Abi una swap them."

Ernest Anawhobe stated:

"Nigeria no go better pass this one."

Coker Coker said:

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"If boko haram was treated this way we would have gotten chibok gals back."

Jude Chinweike Okpe wrote:

"Boko Haram soldiers loading."

Delta Killing: DHQ declares eight suspects wanted

In another development, Legit.ng earlier reported that the defence headquarters in Nigeria had declared eight persons as wanted about the killings of 17 soldiers in the Okuama community of Delta state.

The military published the names and photos of the suspects on its social media page on Thursday morning.

This came barely 24 hours after President Bola Tinubu honoured the murdered soldiers' children with federal government scholarships to the university level, among others.

Source: Legit.ng

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