Security personnel have arrested three terror suspects at the Maiduguri International Airport.
The suspected Boko Haram suspects were said to be returning to the country from Saudi Arabia where they had gone to on the holy pilgrimage.
“The suspected terrorists were among the first batch of pilgrims that returned to Borno from Saudi and
they were arrested by combined team of police, military personnel, immigration and men of the Department of Security services (DSS) at the airport as soon as they arrived, ” a police source in Maiduguri told this agency.
According to the source, the combined team of security men waited for the suspects at the airport and arrested them immediately after their plane landed.
Confirming the arrest to journalists yesterday in Maiduguri, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations (DDAPR) of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Captain Aliyu Danja said, “We got information that six suspected members of Boko Haram were among the pilgrims that went to Saudi Arabia to perform this year hajj exercise and we picked them up as soon as they arrived.”
He said three suspects had been absolved of any crime.
“They were released after our investigations but the other three are still with us undergoing interrogation. The other suspects were released after initial investigations showed they were clean,” Danja said.
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