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DHQ makes clarification, says court ordered release of 313 suspected terrorists to Borno government over lack of evidence

Mar 28, 2024

The Defence Headquarters has made a clarification, stating that a Federal High Court in Borno ordered the release of 313 suspected terrorists arrested by the military.

Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Buba Edward said on Thursday, March 28, that the court ordered their release for lack of evidence to nail the suspects after the investigation.

He further revealed that the cases were prosecuted by the Department of Prosecution and the Federal Ministry of Justice. The DHQ spokesperson said; 

“During the week, as follow up to a court order of the Federal High Court in Maiduguri. A total of 313 suspects in detention for terrorism-related offenses were to be released to the Borno State government.

“The court ordered the release for want of evidence after the conclusion of the investigation and other ancillary matters. Accordingly, they would be handed over to the Borno State Government for further action.”

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