760 Boko Haram Suspects Return To Borno
At least 760 suspected Boko Haram members have been transferred to Bono State government by the Nigerian Army for rehabilitation and reintegration into the society.
The transfer was announced on Friday in a statement by a spokesman for the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu.
The Boko Haram suspects were handed over to the government at the Bulunkutu State Rehabilitation Centre, Maiduguri.
Nwachukwu said they were arrested during the ongoing crackdown on the insurgents in the North-East by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Military authorities decided to transfer the Boko Haram suspects after investigations.
The suspect have been interrogated and cleared by the Joint Intelligence Centre
(JIC) of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
The military spokesman added that the suspects were handed over to the state government by the Coordinator of the JIC, Brigadier General Abdulrahman Kuliya.
“The JIC has cleared 760 suspects.
"The crackdown on Boko Haram terrorists is yielding positive results, culminating in significant reduction in terrorists’ activities in the North-East,” the statement quoted Kuliya as saying.
He wants the public to cooperate and provide useful information to security agencies on suspicious activities in their communities.