Why FG Released 101 `Boko Haram’ Suspects From Kirikiri – Report  

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Contrary to report that 101 suspected Boko Hara members in detention at Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Centre, Lagos were freed in exchange for the release of the remaining 23 passengers abducted on the Abuja-bound train, account refuting the claim has emerged. 

Daily Trust’s report confirmed  the suspects’ release, however it said, the reason has nothing to do with the freed passengers.

Instead, the paper quoting a source said, “It was an out-of-court settlement that led to the recent release of 101 `Boko Haram’ suspects who were arrested at various locations in 2009 and had been in detention since then at various correctional facilities, including the Kirikiri maximum and medium centres in Lagos.  

“This is contrary to recent claims especially in social media that the suspects were released in exchange for the remaining 23 abducted passengers of the Kaduna- Abuja train.” 


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