Posted: Thursday 19th June 2014 at 17:08 pm

NOA DG Assures Suspected Travelling Boko Haram Members Are Being Treated Normally

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre and the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri, made an update on screening process of 486 suspected Boko Haram members, arrested in Abia State on June 15, 2014.

Omeri made some fresh statements during a joint security briefing in Abuja on June 19, 2014, Thursday, assured that the procedures were still underway, without any violations of human rights from the side of security forces. 

Mike Omeri Presents Centenary Flag to CDS Air Marshal Alex Badeh

* Mike Omeri Presents the country’s Centenary Flag to CDS Air Marshal Alex Badeh. Photo credit – DHQ 

He further appealed to all the Nigerians to remain calm and to focus on their normal business, as the Federal Government is doing everything possible to bring back peace to the nation.

The NOA boss further addressed the elite, asking to restrain themselves from making comments that are not true about the security situation in Nigeria, without referencing to any concrete information, so as not to escalate the security challenges in the country.

Omeri has finally assured that the kidnapped GGSS Chibok girls would soon be returned. He declared that the security agencies are working hard to ensure their safe return and so does the Federal Government.

It would be added that a prominent Nigerian politician, Nasir El-Rufai, accused the Nigerian Army of fighting peaceful people, instead tackling Boko Haram. 

A renowned Northern political, cultural and social group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has also condemned in strong words the current situation with human rights in Nigeria, described the arrest of 486 people from the North as completely unacceptable. 


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