Why We Released 313 Terrorism Suspects In Borno – Military

The Defence Headquarters has clarified the release of 313 terrorism suspects to the Borno Government, stating that it was carried out under the directive of the Federal High Court in Maiduguri.

Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, explained that these suspects had been detained based on suspicion, but upon investigation, no evidence was found against them. Consequently, the Federal Ministry of Justice prosecuted the cases, leading to the court’s decision to release them.

Buba further stated that the suspects were transferred to the Borno State Government for further action by the court’s order.

Meanwhile, Operation Hadin Kai troops have achieved significant victories against Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists, resulting in numerous casualties and the arrest of collaborators.

“The locations were observed to be active with terrorists’ activities and logistics.

“Consequently, the location was acquired and attacked with rockets and bombs and Battle Damage Assessment revealed that several terrorists were neutralised and their logistics destroyed.

“Overall, troops neutralised 52 terrorists, arrested 137 and rescued 78 kidnapped hostages in the Northeast during the week under review.

“Troops recovered three M56 rifles, 40 AK47 rifles, three PKT guns, 13 fabricated rifles, two hand grenades, one locally made explosive, 889 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo and 310 rounds of 7.62mm NATO.

“Others are 60 rounds of 7.62 x 25mm ammo, 99 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm ammo, six AK47 rifle magazines, two M56 rifle magazines, two magazine carriers, one motorcycle, six mobile phones, one HH radio, three bicycles and the sum of N340,500.00 amongst others,’’ he said.

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