Nigeria releases 125 ‘Boko Haram detainees’

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MAIDUGURI: Nigeria’s military on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) released 125 people it said were arrested in an operation against Boko Haram but were later found to not be part of the Islamist group. The latest release came two days after 42 others were set free in similar circumstances. Throughout Boko Haram’s five-year uprising, Nigeria’s security services have been criticized for carrying out mass arrests and holding alleged Islamist rebels indefinitely with little or no evidence.

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