No fewer than 1,009 ex-Boko Haram fighters in military custody have been handed over to the Borno State government.
The ex-Boko Haram insurgents had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Punch reported that the former Boko Haram fighters were handed over to state government in a secrete ceremony.
According to sources the Borno State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event, received the former terrorists.
According to the officer, the army handed 1,009 Boko Haram insurgents to the state government today (Wednesday). It was done in secret. We were warned not to allow journalists to the venue.”
The Army Public Relations Officer, Operation Hadin Kai, Col. Ado Isa, could not be reached as at press time.