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180 Boko Haram suspects (including toddlers and babies) regain freedom

By News Express on 07/07/2015

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Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah said they "have been investigated and found to be free of all suspected incrimination."

He handed them over Monday in north-eastern Maiduguri city to Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima to be reunited with their families.

Some freed women said they are widows. Others said they were arrested because their brothers were suspected Boko Haram members.

President Muhammadu Buhari's government says it's investigating an Amnesty International report that last month charged Nigeria's military for the deaths of 8,000 detainees, some killed outright and others who died of starvation and suffocation. (FOX)

Photo shows:  Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah.

Source News Express

Posted 07/07/2015 04:07:26 AM

 

 

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