The Nigerian Army disclosed on Monday that 249 Boko Haram suspects had been released after being ‘cleared by the Chief of Army Staff’. The Army was unable to provide evidence to link them to the terror group and it remains curious why there was no no information before now that the Army was holding them.
Although the Army did not disclose how long they had been held, reports indicate that the detainees consisted 69 men, 46 women and 34 children.
The spokesman of the Sani Usmani has disclosed that each of them would now be given N3,000 as compensation for being held.
The Nigerian Army has been accused severally of crimes and the Federal Government has said it will investigate claims from Amnesty international that soldiers were involved in torturing suspects.