Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, (OPLD), made the disclosure in Maiduguri at the formal handing over of the suspects to the Borno Government.
Adeniyi disclosed that the suspects comprised of 978 males and five females.
NAN reports that the affected persons were detained at a military facility over suspected links with the insurgents.
Adeniyi explained that the suspects were cleared by the Joint Investigative Panel set up by the authorities.
The commander added that the suspects were cleared of any links with insurgents and certified fit for reintegration with their families and society.
“The release of the suspects marked a milestone in the Operation…