Kaduna - Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has freed
nine prisoners serving various jail terms in order to mark Independence Day,
Five convicted prisoners also had their death sentences
commuted to various prison terms.
Also read: 38 prisoners freed in Ogun State
The governor stated this during a colourful parade by the
army, police and other security operatives.
El-Rufai announced that the gesture to extend mercy was
accordance to section 212 of the Nigerian constitution.
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