The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released 1,009 Boko Haram terrorists , who had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State.
According to the Punch, the terrorists were handed over to the Borno State Government in a secret ceremony that was initially billed to take place at an earlier date but was suspended indefinitely by the military authorities at the wake of the appointment of the new COAS.
According to sources in the Army, the terrorists were handed over to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event.
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 us not to allow journalists to the venue.”