230 Detainees Cleared of Boko Haram Ties Freed by Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian Army has released 230 detainees who were cleared of ties with Boko Haram.

According to a military source, they were found not to be terrorists but were coerced into joining against their will.

Meanwhile,Among those released, 219 are male, and 11 are female. These individuals have been handed over to the Borno state government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development for reintegration.

Moreso,Nigeria’s armed forces are engaged in multiple fronts, combating armed criminals in the northwest and a longstanding jihadist insurgency in the northeast, which has resulted in significant casualties and displacement since 2009.

Boko Haram and its rival, the IS-linked Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have increasingly targeted civilians, including farmers, loggers, herders, and fishermen, accusing them of collaborating with the military and local militias.

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However, there has been some easing of fighting in Borno and parts of the North-East due to militants being pushed back from their former strongholds, they continue to carry out attacks, kidnappings, and raids in remote areas.

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