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Army releases 244 Boko Haram members who have “repented”

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Army releases 244 Boko Haram members who have “repented”

The Nigerian army have released 244 Boko Haram members from detention, saying that they are repentant, deradicalised and ready to be reintegrated into society.

The alleged Boko Haram members were handed over to the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima by the army commander in charge of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas.

Among the alleged Boko Haram members released were men, women and children.

Gov. Shettima spoke with some of the insurgents who assured him of their readiness to be absorbed into the society and promised to be law abiding citizens.

The release of the suspects is coming just a day after the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shakau, released a video showing some of the kidnapped Chibok girls saying they do not want to return.

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