7 October 2017
By Justice Nwafor
The Nigerian army has handed over not less than 760 suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state government for reintegration into the society.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in Maiduguri on Friday.
Col. Nwachukwu said the suspects were arrested by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole during the ongoing crackdown on the insurgents in the North-East.
He further revealed that the suspects were cleared after interrogations and investigations by the Joint Intelligence Centre (JIC) of the Theatre Command, adding that they were handed over to the state government by the Coordinator of the JIC, Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuliya.
His words: “the JIC has cleared 760 suspects. The crackdown on Boko Haram terrorists is yielding positive results, culminating in significant reduction in terrorists’ activities in the North-East.”
He called on members of the public to cooperate and provide useful information to security agencies on suspicious activities in their communities.