No fewer than 313 suspected terrorists arrested by the military has been ordered for release by the Federal High Court in Borno for lack of evidence to nail the suspects after the investigation.

The order was given by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Buba Edward, during a briefing on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.

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He assured all that the military would comply with the court order and release the suspected terrorists to the state government.

Buba said, “During the week, as a follow up to a court order of the Federal High Court in Maiduguri, a total of 313 suspects in detention for terrorism-related offences were to be released to the Borno State government.

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“The court ordered the release for want of evidence after the conclusion of the investigation and other ancillary matters.

“The cases were prosecuted by the Department of Prosecution, Federal Ministry of Justice. Accordingly, they would be handed over to the Borno State Government for further action.”

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