For Peace To Reign, Niger Republic Frees Boko Haram Members, Terrorist Chiefs

For Peace To Reign, Niger Republic Frees Boko Haram Members, Terrorist Chiefs

  • Some terrorists have been freed by President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic after reconciliatory moves
  • The president made announcement during a meeting on the security situation attended by military and government officials and traditional leaders
  • He said he was advised to free the prisoners because with that he would be able to find peace in his country

As part of reconciliation efforts, Niger Republic has freed some terrorist from jail, including members of Boko Haram.

President Mohamed Bazoum made the announcement during a meeting on the security situation attended by military and government officials and traditional leaders, Punch Newspaper reported.

For peace to reign, Niger Republic frees Boko Haram members, terrorist chiefs
For peace to reign, Niger Republic frees Boko Haram members, terrorist chiefs

He was quoted to have said:

“I have identified nine terrorist chiefs. I was advised to free the prisoners whom I then received at the presidential palace because I am seeking peace."

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"The prisoners were held in the southern town of Kollo and the high-security Koutoukale prison.
“These releases are the first of their kind that have been publicly disclosed as part of the search for and restoration of peace in Niger."

The release took place over the last three months and included Boko Haram members, a presidential source said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a suspected terrorist attack in a village in Niger state has led to the death of a pastor and seven other worshippers. The terrorists in their number launched an attack in a village called Gidigori.

Located in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, the terrorists stormed while worshippers were attending a church service at the Salama Baptist Church. A source privy to information from the incident said the attack occurred at about 10 am on Sunday, February 27.

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On Saturday, February 26, some suspected bandits reportedly launched a fresh attack in Mashegu, Lavun and Wushishi LGA of Niger state.

This time, about seventeen persons were sent to their early grave as suspected bandits raided the villages.,

It was gathered that the sad development also affected various business activities in the affected areas.

Source: Legit.ng

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