We Won't Release Detained 486 Boko Haram Suspects In A Hurry...Military

The Nigerian Army, yesterday, indicated that it was not in a hurry to free the 486 travellers currently being held for screening in... Abia State over the suspicion that they were members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
Director of Army Public Relations, DAPR, Brig-Gen. Olajide Laleye, who disclosed this to Saturday Mirror in Abuja, said that the figure was quite huge for the tedious screening processes which aims to ascertain the true personalities and mission of the suspects.
Troops of the Nigerian Army, 144 battalion in Asa, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, had on Sunday, at about 2 am, intercepted a convoy of 33 buses conveying 486 suspected Boko Haram insurgents from Adamawa state, including eight females between Aro Ngwa and Imo Gate along the Enugu- Port Harcourt Expressway.
The troops, doubtful of their integrity and personalities, subsequently detained the suspects for investigation to ascertain the truth about their mass movement which the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, had ordered the continuous screening until it was satisfied.. Consequently, the Army Headquarters, AHQ, said it would take its time to do a thorough screening to avoid hastening to free them and risk the security of the country.
“486, it is not easy to screen 486 people. Some of them will be telling you lies. We need to know where they come from, establish so many things about them. After the exercise, we will tell the public the outcome”, General Laleye said. He urged citizens to be patient with the military in its efforts to rid the country of insecurity and insurgency as this would certainly inconvenience everybody.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. The army that could not arrest insurgents in the Northwest are bold to arrest the unarmed "suspect". Please stop diverting attention.

  2. It seems they are ur brothers BH, how will they arrest insurgents in d northwest when their efforts are being sabotaged by ur pple. Pls they should nt b released. They are insurgents!!!! And we d southeast will never sabotage ur effort, pls do ur work well!!!

  3. If any thing happen to even one of them then we will kill all d ibos in d north,free them within d next 24 hours or else ibo blood will flow like river niger in d north.ALI MUSA

  4. Answering u Ali Mumu is waste of time,u can go ahead and kill any fool that is still in the north by now but these ones will not go free if found guilt

  5. Ali musa u re a Capital IdIOT, nt only 24 hrs, u would v said within d next 1hr. I can guarantee u dat d only blood dat will flow like river niger is dat of north. We have them (insurgents) trying to destroy our peaceful land, it is obvious that there is work is over and dat of their sponsors. Ali musa ur death is near if u dnt repent.

  6. AMEeeeeeeeeeN!!!! Me2 I pray he will surly die by bomb since he like's evil let evil followed him let his own boko harm brother's kill him and his family. Amen!!!!!!

  7. ali u re nt a Muslim cos Muslim book is like bible it does nt support killing Ali wat did u study tink of something 2 do 2 make dis blessed country beta all d rich men children re in abroad if u der dy will come bck n inherent ur land poverty has turn ur tinking anti clockwise

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