The 114 indigenes of Jigawa State arrested by the military in Abia State over a week ago on suspicions of being members of the Boko Haram sect but were recently released following investigations into their status, have arrived Dutse, the state capital, and have been received by the governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido.
Speaking while receiving them, Governor Lamido expressed concern over some comments the matter generated.
The Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim, who represented his boss, noted that, “the present administration under Lamido is deeply concerned with the life and safety of any indigene of the state anywhere in the world he/she resides”.
According to him, “when we received the information of their arrest and we confirmed that there were some of our people among them, we set up a committee in the House of Assembly and went to Abuja and Abia State. This is the outcome of the committee’s work”.
The 114 Jigawa indigenes consisted of six females, four children and 104 males.