Borno - The Borno state government on Thursday received 42 suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured by the Nigerian army, Saharareporters reports.
The military said the 42, after months and years in detention, were cleared of all suspicions following thorough investigations.
The military said three of the 42 released suspects were foreigners from Chad, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
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The deputy director, Defence Information, Sani Usman, a colonel, who handed the freed suspects over to Governor Kashim Shettima said they were arrested during various military raids.
Usman said each of the freed prisoners were given N100 000 to enable them continue with their normal lives as free citizens.
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