13 January 2014

Nigeria: Over 165 Terror Suspects for Release On Presidential Directive - Defence Information

press release

Over 165 persons apprehended in the course of military operations on terror in three states in the North-East are to be released from custody in compliance with presidential directives," the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukayode has revealed on Friday January 10, 2013.

The suspects, he said are those who were recommended for release by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which was set up by the Defence Headquarters in 2013; comprising one hundred and fifty seven of them from the facilities in Borno State, nine of them from Yobe State and one suspect from Adamawa State.

According to the report from the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, other detainees in time past, particularly women and children have benefitted from similar gestures which started in May 2013. More suspects in the same category, it indicated have been earmarked to benefit from the present exercise. Adding, the suspects will be released to their respective State Governments.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Government of Nigeria. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.