It has been reported that the Nigerian military has released about 1,009 ex-Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, who had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to findings, the former terrorists were handed over to the Borno State Government in a secret ceremony which was to take place at an earlier date but was suspended indefinitely by the military authorities due to the appointment of the new COAS.
Sources in the Army reportedly disclosed that the ex-terrorists were handed over to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event.
According to the officer, “The army handed 1,009 Boko Haram insurgents to the state government today (Wednesday). It was done in secret. We were warned not to allow journalists to the venue.”