On July 14, the Nigerian military allegedly released 1,009 ex-Boko Haram rebels 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 was originally scheduled for a later date but was postponed indefinitely by military authorities following the inauguration of the new COAS.
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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.
According to the Punch, the officer said;
“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.”
In other news, Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has cautioned that the instability in South Africa over ex-President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment should show Nigerians what might happen when persons viewed as heroes by their tribe are prosecuted.
As part of his warning, FFK posted a photo of Jacob Zuma alongside photos of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho.
He claims that over 70 people have been killed in South Africa as a result of Zuma’s detention, with the current South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as the “victim.” READ HERE