Abuja - Over 500 suspected Boko Haram members were recommended for trial by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters to the presidency, reports Vanguard.
The list includes a medical doctor working for the World Health Organisation.
This recommendation comes after last Monday’s attack on Maiduguri’s airport and air force base by Boko Haram insurgents.
The attack led to the loss of many lives and the destruction of two helicopters and three decommissioned air force fighter jets.
A statement released by the defence headquarters say that the suspects were arrested during the clamp down on terrorists in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States.
He said the suspects are amongst the 1 400 detainees held in detention facilities in Maiduguri, Yola and Damaturu for screening.
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