Boko Haram: 386 Terrorists Convicted In 2 Years

AREWA AGENDA – At least 386 Boko Haram terrorists have been tried and convicted in the country, while 1,227 suspects were discharged between October 2017 and 2019 for want of evidence.

A statistical data exclusively obtained by LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja from the Ministry of Justice also showed that 40 cases were still pending.

According to the document, 233 charges were preferred in 2019 alone.

It further revealed that 1,970 suspects were remanded in various detention facilities across the country within the period.

The figure is for cases tried in a court in Kainji, Niger State, while 19 cases are being tried outside the town and 16 others adjourned.

Over 800 Boko Haram terrorists were rehabilitated and reintegrated into their various communities under Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC).

OPSC is a unique non-kinetic operation aimed at giving hope to
ex-combatants who willingly give up their arms to embrace peace.

It is a Defence Headquarters (DHQ)-led multi-agency humanitarian
effort based on De-radicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration
(DRR) of ex-combatant Boko Haram members that willingly surrender,
which was established in September 2015 and became operational in
2016.

Arewa Agenda is a Publication of Young writers/journalist from Northern Nigeria towards Peaceful Coexistence and National Development through positive narratives

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