The Federal Goverment , through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, ( SAN ) will today resume the trial of suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.
A press statement by the Special Adviser to the AGF on Media and Publicity , Mr . Salihu Isah , said the second phase of the trial at the Kainji detention facility in Niger State would begin today.
The statement said “ Resumption of trial arose from the conclusion of investigation of over 1 , 000 suspects as ordered by the court during its proceedings of October 2017 by the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice . ”
He explained that suspects with prima facie cases would be prosecuted , while others without it would have applications made for their discharge.
According to him , “ those discharged will undergo a process of de -radicalisation . ”
Isah said the de – radicalisation exercise would be conducted by the Office of the National Security Adviser the concerned suspects would be released to their various families .
He added , “ Recall , this exercise which is a concerted effort of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Office of the National Security Adviser kicked off in Kainji , Niger State on Monday , October 9 , 2017 .
“ Unlike the first phase which was restricted , this phase is opened with some civil society groups , including human rights organisation and journalists invited to witness the proceedings.