Panic As Nigerian Military Secretly Released 1,009 Boko Haram Fighters To Borno Government, Despite Alarming Insurgency In The Country
On Wednesday, the Nigerian military freed 1,009 ex-Boko Haram insurgents who had been held in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
According to PUNCH, the former terrorists were turned over to the Borno State Government in a covert ceremony that had been planned for a later date but had been postponed indefinitely by military authorities following the inauguration of the new COAS.
The ex-terrorists were turned over to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event, according to army sources.
“Today, the army transferred 1,009 Boko Haram insurgents to the state government,” the official stated (Wednesday). It was done behind closed doors. We had been warned not to let journalists into the venue.”
Col. Ado Isa, the Army Public Relations Officer for Operation Hadin Kai, could not be reached.
Gambo also didn’t respond to a text message sent to her phone.