Army frees 271 Nigerians, 4 foreigners detained in error for being Boko Haram members

Some of the 275 Detainees Released By The Nigerian Army to the Borno State 
Government after Being Cleared of Belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists Group in 
Maiduguri
Some of the 275 Detainees Released By The Nigerian Army to the Borno State Government after Being Cleared of Belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists Group in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Friday released 275 detainees after they were cleared of being members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Hassan Umaru, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, handed over the detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima at a ceremony in Maiduguri.

Mr. Umaru, a major general, said the detainees included 271 Nigerians and two nationals each of the republics of Cameroon and Niger.

“‘Today we are releasing 275 persons who have been in detention over suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

“‘Our crack team of joint investigators has screened and cleared the persons that are in the process of being released here today,” he said.

He said that the detainees included 142 males, 49 females, 22 under aged and 50 children of cleared females.

`”The persons being released comprise 142 males 49 females, 22 under aged, 50 children of cleared females, two Nigeriens and two Cameroonians,” the theatre commander said.

He said that they were being released in line with the principles of justice and fair play.

”In line with the principles of justice, equity and fairness, we deem it fit to release them to their families,” he said.

He expressed sadness over their detention and urged them to consider it as their contribution to efforts to return peace in the country.

”Their stay in detention had not been palatable due to restrictions imposed on them and loss of freedom.

“However, I see it as their sacrifice and contribution toward the return of peace in our country,” Umaru said.

He said that the army transferred eight other suspects to the police for further investigations.

”Eight cases that are criminal in nature will be transferred to the police for further action,” Umaru said.

“‘We wish to assure Nigerians that no individual will be unjustly or unduly incarcerated.

“‘We remained committed to the protection of fundamental Human rights of every citizen of Nigeria and foreigners alike”.

Receiving the detainees, Governor Shettima commended the military for a job well done.

“Today bears a sense of professionalism, justice, equity and fairness of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The 275 suspects were picked from several locations at different times and were adjudged to be clean after through investigations,” he said.

Mr. Shettima said that the action had confirmed that the military was a respecter of the law.

‘”This action bears testimony to the fact that we are running a very professional force, contrary to insinuations from several quarters speculating arbitrary killings, detention and dehumanisation of suspects.

“‘This is about the third or the fourth time we are receiving detainees to be reunited with their families,” he said.

Mr. Shettima added: “The Nigerian Army deserves special commendation for all the sacrifices it has been making for us to have peace in this part of the world.

“We want to urge the detainees to be worthy ambassadors to go back home and be the catalysts for promoting peace and development in our society.

“As a responsible government, we are going to give tokens to each of the detainees.

“Those that can be trained in vocational skills and other professions will be trained in specific professions.

“For those of school age, we will insist with the parents that they must have access to education.

“Education is a right and not a privilege and it is compulsory in this part of the world,” the governor said.

(NAN)

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  • ed

    How many Boko Haram beheaders had been convicted.
    The ones cut red handed are being released unconditionally. Peace in the absence of justice is fraudulent.

  • Otile

    Boohoo. The 275 young women and their babies shown here were never detained in error anything. They were captured for the purposes of making babies for Buhari islamists. How can anyone mistake a whole 275 nubile young ladies for terrorists, then after making copious babies you come to release them? Yeah, now you come to regret your errors after the young ladies have been slept with and used. In other words, Buhari is a quick repenter – see how quickly he repented after my murder.

    • Reason-ability

      This person-you are not sick as people say you are, you are just EVIL. LUCIFER straight from the pit of hell.

      • okenwa

        Why are we hearing boko haram this released and boko haram that released. When will they release biafra protesters and shiites that were still kept in prisons. Buhari is doing everthing to bury his involvement in boko haram.

      • Otile

        Which person are you referring to, Reason-ability or his mother. You are right, Reason-ability is Lucifer, his mother Evil. So you know where the pit of hell is located. Ogbeni, o ga oo.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      This press release is very dubious,women and children cannot be detained in error,there was a “reason” for detaining them which the army is ashamed of telling the public. There are few of us who analyse in a critical manner. Keep it up bro !!

      • Reason-ability

        You deserve each other. LUCIFERS both you are.

      • Sparzo

        In 3rd world countries all over the world, women usually take their young ones to detention with them if there are no relations to look after them or they do no trust the relation or other wife/wives with their kids.
        Stop being disingenuous.

        • Otile

          Where in the 3rd world is that kind of ungodly practice the norm? al-Taqiyya will kill you, boy.

          • Sparzo

            Where ever the mother is still breastfeeding when she is detained,

            You still don’t understand what an atheist mean, after I just explained it to you above?
            I give up. I really cannot heip you move up with your literacy and comprehension anymore, Sorry Kimosabe.

          • Otile

            You are about to self-destruct. Bragging to be an atheist will trigger fatua on you which will eventually lead to your beheading. You are digging your own grave, boy.

            Again, I hate when semi-literate zombies like you brag of your superior knowledge of the English language. There is no comparison between my English and yours. I can teach you and your whole clan English. When I deliberately dumb down my use of English language, I do so for your advantage, to come down to your level so that you can learn something. Dan iska, ka ji ko?

          • Sparzo

            @tawandaincommunicado:disqus proof read this for you?
            He tries you know?

    • Sparzo

      It is either did not bother to read the article, in your biafra rant and bile or you cannot comprehend much of what you read. I should make it simple for you to understand.
      The article says
      a. 142 were males
      b. 49 were females
      c. 22 were under age
      d. 50 were children of cleared females
      Kimosabi?

      • Otile

        al-Taqiyya man don’t try to bamboozle us with your own figures. Pictures do not lie. How come you people quickly removed the original photo that came with the article? When we pointed out the those young ladies have been slept with you replaced the photo with another photo shown 2 years ago under a different circumstance. Show me any male in the original photo.

        • Sparzo

          Maybe becau premium times published the wrong photo and corrected themselves.
          It happens on, online Newspapers all over the world.
          I even noticed they corrected their figures from 275 to 271. That happens too.

          But they have never deviated from 142 males ,49 females, 22 unberaged and 50 children of cleared females.
          The fact that, you counted 275 females and their babies in that picturem prove my point that you do not comprehend or understand what you read in English,

          And where did you get your al-Taqiyya bolucks from.
          I did tell you yesterday I think that I am an atheist.
          I know you hardly understand what you read, so I will exp-lain what that means.

          It means I do not believe in god, Nither theirs or yours.
          I am only passionate about human rights, equal rights and justice. Kimosabe?

          • Otile

            You are handing yourself over to your people for beheading. Yesterday I warned you to leave Islam quietly, stop bragging of turning an atheist. The word atheist, kafir, arne is provocative to them. Are you this dumb? Do you hate yourself so much that you don’t care if your fellow Mohammedans waste your life?

          • Sparzo

            Did somebody explain the word atheist for you in Biafra. I could always reply in Igbo, but then you might be effik no? Ejaw? I doubt because of the abandoned property business. Urhobo? Definitely not Itsekiri.. Good job you got your Biafran Brothers with you to explain the written words for you.
            I am sorry, I do not speak Cameroons.
            My advice to you this time is not to abandon anything if you and your motley lot up it and pack your bags for Biafra. You will never get it back.

            NB
            Take two days to reply to this one. You and your Biafran motley lot need to think it out proper.

    • Analyst

      included 142 males…these are the real boko haram. Insider in the army said they have been releasing them secretly for long now. These number is a tease for the press.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        How many males have you convicted ? none !!

        These are real terrorists who are regularly released,you think we do not know ? Nonsense !!

        • Analyst

          Please read before you comment. We are saying the same thing that they are boko haram. Why attacking me. You took overdose?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            If we are saying the same,please accept my apologies !!

          • Sparzo

            English difficult to understand no be small.

          • Otile

            Yea, but show me any male in the original photo. You know very well that they quickly changed the photo after we pointed out that those 275 young ladies have been slept with. The question now is: who is going to restore their virginity to them?

          • Gugurus Ekpa

            Otile,

            I want to help you change your soaked diapers.

          • Otile

            Diaper sniffer, sorry you are now short of diapers to sniff.

          • Gugurus Ekpa

            Otile,

            I simply want to help you to get comfortable in your crib. A wet diaper makes that difficult. Can i change your diaper now?

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Otile,

      How soaked are those diapers of yours? Are you babbling because your mommy did not allow you to have your afternoon siesta?

      • Otile

        Diaper sniffer. Are you fussing because they have removed from you 275 young mothers and their babies whose diapers you were dying to sniff this week?

        • Gugurus Ekpa

          Otile,

          Why are you talking like a crazy baby? Did mommy remove the pacifier from your mouth?

  • IZON Redeemer

    It is easier for Buhari and the Apes in APC, ati their Itsekiri agents in his government—-to chase Ijaws like Tompolo in the creeks of the crude oil producing Niger Delta, which Buhari claims belongs to the Fulanis ati Yorubas—-than prepare a simple progressive budget or war plan to end the Boko Haram war as Buhari promised to do— for the Nation-if elected -Even with d USA that installed Buhari, withdrawing their support for GEJ. Yet he was able to chase Boko haram Fulani fighters drawn from the Ecowas region out of the NE—Even when Buhari raised alarm over the the destruction of Boko haram camps, GEJ carried on undeterred. But the ongoing re-capture of areas already liberated under GEJ, can only be understood or explained to us by the Holy Spirit—-These 270 humans are all from the ECOWAS region period–Soon their kids will end up becoming Generals-Senators ati Governors in 9ja at the expense of (real Nigerians)- This news item is an insult to us–It does not make sense one little bit. Buhari freed 300 Fulani boko haram fighters same as this event? But has continued to hunt down Ijaws in the creeks of the SS-In the name of searching for oil pipeline vandals, APC hired to destroy the oil wells in the creeks–because of elections in Bayelsa state–I cry 4 9ja my country—-Ijaws did not die fighting the Biafran war, because they wanted to protect their crude oil–wells—No-way——–Boro and his Ijaw brothers fought and died in the war to keep Nigeria ONE—–Sadly that idea is longer feasible under the draconian rule of Buhari–ati d Yoruba traitors in his government——–Let my people go——Freedom is our goal—-Animals

  • Analyst

    Hmmm….Buhari has been releasing these boys one after the other systematically….afterall they helped him enter power. He considered them as freedom fighter.

  • C3kwe

    A job well done says Shetima. Are these former detainees going to be monitored?. There was a reason the military detained them in the first place or is the military politicised between Jonathan’s military personnel and buhari’s military personnel. This is a dangerous development. Military decision should be binding on all, irrespective of their political masters. I hope and pray that this is a good decision otherwise, terrorists among them may start from where they stopped.

    • Sparzo

      Only god knows how long these wretched people have been in detention for without any evidence of wrong doing.
      The army could have detained them for a number of reasons from being in the wrong place at the wrong time to looking different or behaving nervously.
      The army said they have been screened and cleared, and even apologised.
      Hope to god you never find yourself in the nightmare situation they did.

      • C3kwe

        You are right.

      • Otile

        Boy, you are looking at the wrong photo. The real photo for this article is the original one showing the young ladies with their babies. You know what the real story is. Stop rationalizing for your god Imam Mohamed Buhari.

        • Sparzo

          And you counted 275 women and their children in it.?
          How many fingers are there on your hands? I dare you count them correctly, Kimosabe.

          • Otile

            I am not like your god Imam Mohamed who failed Mathematics, 271 Nigerians, 4 foreigners (ladies) will give you 275. Your Math is wrong not me. Zombie.

          • Sparzo

            So, how many fingers do you have on your hands
            Both of them yeah?

          • Otile

            What has finger counting got with this? Must you always point or finger people before you count them? Use your brain. Zombie.

          • Sparzo

            I an right.
            You can’t count.

          • Otile

            What are you counting? The figure is already given to you, 275 total. Stop beating about the bush. Zombie.

          • Sparzo

            Ha ha ha!

  • evidence

    Buhari keeps releasing and compensating boko haram members in the hope that they will stop bombing and ’embarrassing ‘ his government ‎,when what he promised them was to declare sharia across Nigeria . He hopes by releasing and compensating them with billions and begging them, they will forget he promised them to impose sharia in Nigeria, meanwhile he’s killing extra judicially,threatening and hounding Niger Delta militants and IPOB.

  • IZON Redeemer

    It is easier for Buhari and the Apes in APC, ati their Itsekiri agents in his government—-to chase Ijaws like Tompolo in the creeks of the crude oil producing Niger Delta, which Buhari claims belongs to the Fulanis ati Yorubas—-than prepare a simple progressive budget or war plan to end the Boko Haram war as Buhari promised to do— for the Nation-if elected -Even with d USA that installed Buhari, withdrawing their support for GEJ. Yet he was able to chase Boko haram Fulani fighters drawn from the Ecowas region out of the NE–When Buhari raised alarm over the the destruction of Boko haram camps by GEJ-he still carried on undeterred. But the ongoing re-capture of areas already liberated under GEJ, can only be understood or explained to us by the Holy Spirit—-These 270 humans are Fulanis from the ECOWAS region –Soon their kids will end up becoming Generals-Senators ati Governors in 9ja at the expense of (real Nigerians)- This news item is an insult to us–It does not make sense one little bit. Buhari freed 300 Fulani boko haram fighters similar to this Jihadist event. But have continued to hunt down Ijaws in the creeks of the SS-In the name of searching for oil pipeline vandals, APC hired to destroy the oil wells in the creeks–because of elections in Bayelsa state–I cry 4 9ja my country—-Ijaws did not die fighting in the Biafran war, because they wanted to protect their crude oil–wells—No-way——–Boro and his Ijaw brothers fought and died in the war to keep Nigeria ONE—–Sadly that idea is longer feasible under the draconian rule of Buhari–ati d Yoruba traitors in his government——–Let my people go——Freedom is our goal—-Animals

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Izon,

      Shut up. Do you want me to change your diapers immediately?

  • chukwu michael

    Hmmmm, where were they when they were arrested? Let them go and regroup.