886 Boko Haram inmates awaits prosecution – Military
The Nigerian military has disclosed that 886 Boko Haram inmates are currently awaiting transfer to Giwa Project in Kainji, Niger State, for prosecution.
This is contained in a statement by the Acting Theater Intelligence Coordinator, Colonel Obinna Azuike, representing the Theatre Commander, North East Joint Operation, Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa on Monday.
Azuike said 323 detainees were transferred to Operation Safe Corridor in Gombe State on September 8 for the Deradicalization Demobilization and Rehabilitation (DDR) programme of the Federal Government.
According to him, over 82, 237 terrorists and their families had surrendered since July 2021, adding that currently, the Giwa Centre has a total of 1,893 suspects in custody.
He added that out of the surrendered persons, 16,577 were active male fighters, while 24,499 are women, and 41,161 are children.
Addressing the issue of the rescued Chibok girls, Azuike noted that “The statistics of the 276 abducted Chibok School girls indicates that 57 girls escaped in 2014, 107 girls released in 2018; three recovered in 2019; two recovered in 2021 and 11 girls rescued so far in 2022,
“This brings to a total of 180 Chibok girls out of captivity, remaining 96 girls still unaccounted for, at present, over 2,018 persons, comprising 339 adult males, 660 adult females and 1,019 children have been rescued from terrorists’ captivity within the year.”