Nigeria | In the war on Boko Haram, many non-terrorists face lengthy detention
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/20/16, 11:02 am
The Nigerian army has released 249 Boko Haram suspects after receiving clearance from the Joint Interrogation Committee in Maiduguri, Borno state, the army confirmed Monday. Security officials in the region continue to struggle to balance protecting human rights with combating Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency.
Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said the detainees included 169 men, 46 women, and 34 children. The suspects come from several states across Nigeria, and two others from neighboring Cameroon.