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FG Set Rolls Out Plan To Handle Cases Of Suspected Boko Haram Members

The Federal Government has rolled out plans on how to handle the cases of suspected Boko Haram terror group members, totaling two thousand, five hundred and forty-one, currently detained at Wawa Barracks in Kainji, Niger State and Maiduguri prison in Borno State.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said in a statement that a special prosecution arrangement already put it in place would commence the trial of one thousand, six hundred and seventy of the detainees in Wawa Barracks, Kainji, Niger State, in October.

‎The statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the AGF, Mr. Salihu Isah noted that after exhausting the cases in Kainji, the cases of six hundred and fifty-one suspects currently detained at Maiduguri prison, would be taken up by the special arrangement.

It added that due to lack of evidence for any successful prosecution, two hundred and twenty other suspects detained in the Kainji detention facility would be released and subjected to de-radicalisation programme.

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