President Goodluck Jonahan has ordered that “a number of” suspects held in connection with terrorist activities including all women be released from custody ,Director of Defence Information,Brigadier General Chris Olukolade has revealed.
The spokesman said “Consequent upon the directives of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Defence Headquarters will be releasing from detention a number of persons being held in connection with terrorist activities.
He said “The move is in furtherance of the Federal Government position in response to requests by the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Reconciliation. The measure which is in line with Presidential magnanimity to enhance peace efforts in the country will result in freedom for suspects including all women under custody.
“The details of the directives and those to benefit from this gesture have been communicated to field units and the Joint Task Force. The beneficiaries will be released to the State Governors who will be involved in further rehabilitation before these suspects are released to their respective community leaders/relations”,Olukolade said.