The Nigerian military has freed 983 persons it arrested and detained for alleged complicity with Boko Haram activities. It also handed them over to the Borno State Government.
The suspects had been in a military detention centre in Maiduguri until Wednesday when they were asked to go home after months of interrogation.
Some of them said they were held in the detention centre for over three years.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, a counterinsurgency force in the northeast state, Olusegun Adeniyi, said the suspects, who include five females, were taken into custody following strong allegations that they were accomplices or aiding and abetting Boko Haram.
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