Boko Haram suspects arrested in Abia State
Kano State authorities intend to set free Kano indigenes among the 486 persons detained by security operatives in Aba, Abia State, NAN reports.
On Sunday, June 15, hundreds of travelers from the Northern regions of the country were arrested on the allegations of belonging to Boko Haram terrorist sect. Most current reports from the Aba city police indicate 87 sect’s members were indetified among the suspects, including a notorious kingpin.
However, many Nigerians have expressed doubts in the validity of the operation, alleging the suspects’ innocence.
Speaking in Kano today, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Danburan Abubakar, said the delegation are currently in Abia having talks with the state government officials and security agents, aiming at determining the exact number of Kano indigenes and the nature of their offences.
Another goal of the delegation is to ensure that adequate care is taken of the Kano indigenes.
“We directed the team to secure their release, if they were not found guilty of any offence and bring them back home.
“We will not accept a situation where the fundamental human rights of our innocent citizens are infringed upon.
“The committee has been directed to immediately report back its findings to the government for necessary and appropriate action,” Mr. Abubakar said.
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