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Army Frees More 275 Boko Haram Suspects In Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Friday released 275 detainees after they were cleared of being members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Hassan Umaru, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, handed over the detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima at a ceremony in Maiduguri.

Mr. Umaru, a major general, said the detainees included 271 Nigerians and two nationals each of the republics of Cameroon and Niger.

“Today we are releasing 275 persons who have been in detention over suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

“Our crack team of joint investigators has screened and cleared the persons that are in the process of being released here today”, he said.

He said that the detainees included 142 males, 49 females, 22 under aged and 50 children of cleared females.

“The persons being released comprise 142 males 49 females, 22 under aged, 50 children of cleared females, two Nigeriens and two Cameroonians”, the theatre commander said.

He said that they were being released in line with the principles of justice and fair play.

”In line with the principles of justice, equity and fairness, we deem it fit to release them to their families”, he said.

He expressed sadness over their detention and urged them to consider it as their contribution to efforts to return peace in the country.

“Their stay in detention had not been palatable due to restrictions imposed on them and loss of freedom.

“However, I see it as their sacrifice and contribution toward the return of peace in our country”, Umaru said.

He said that the army transferred eight other suspects to the police for further investigations.

“Eight cases that are criminal in nature will be transferred to the police for further action”, Umaru said.

“We wish to assure Nigerians that no individual will be unjustly or unduly incarcerated.

“We remained committed to the protection of fundamental Human rights of every citizen of Nigeria and foreigners alike”.

Receiving the detainees, Governor Shettima commended the military for a job well done.

“Today bears a sense of professionalism, justice, equity and fairness of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The 275 suspects were picked from several locations at different times and were adjudged to be clean after through investigations”, he said.

Mr. Shettima said that the action had confirmed that the military was a respecter of the law.

“This action bears testimony to the fact that we are running a very professional force, contrary to insinuations from several quarters speculating arbitrary killings, detention and dehumanisation of suspects.

“This is about the third or the fourth time we are receiving detainees to be reunited with their families”, he said.

Mr. Shettima added: “The Nigerian Army deserves special commendation for all the sacrifices it has been making for us to have peace in this part of the world.

“We want to urge the detainees to be worthy ambassadors to go back home and be the catalysts for promoting peace and development in our society.

“As a responsible government, we are going to give tokens to each of the detainees.

“Those that can be trained in vocational skills and other professions will be trained in specific professions.

“For those of school age, we will insist with the parents that they must have access to education.

“Education is a right and not a privilege and it is compulsory in this part of the world”, the governor said.

(NAN)

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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