Boko Haram Video: Nigerian Army Grants ‘Administrative Bail’ To Bolori, Wakil Declared...

Boko Haram Video: Nigerian Army Grants ‘Administrative Bail’ To Bolori, Wakil Declared Wanted

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on August 18, 2016
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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai making remarks after receiving the report | Nigerian Army Photo

The Nigerian Army has granted administrative bail to Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil, the persons declared wanted by the Nigerian Army over links to Boko Haram with connection to the latest Chibok girls video released by the terrorist group.

Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil reportedly “made themselves available to the military authority” after being declared wanted because of their links with Boko Haram.

The Trent‘s sources familiar with the matter informed us that Bolori was released a few hours after he met with the military authorities. He was never “arrested” or under any kind of stress. “The meeting was cordial and friendly,” a security source who did not wish to be named told our correspondent.

The world’s deadliest terrorist group released a video on Sunday, showing school-age girls, some of which have been identified as girls of Chibok’s Girls Secondary School who were kidnapped from their school dormitory by the terrorists in 2014.

In the video, a terrorist anchor told the government to release Boko Haram fighters in detention in exchange for the Chibok girls.

PRNigeria reports that both Bolori and Wakil were granted “administrative bail” they had “met some conditions, including submission of their international passport.”

“A top military officer, who plead anonymity also disclosed that the investigation is still ongoing while expecting the return of the third wanted person, Ahmed Salkida who resides in Dubai United Arab Emirate (UAE),” the report said.

Salkida is a Nigerian journalist who has links with the dreaded terrorist group and has reported extensively on the group’s activities. He was the lead person in the Nigerian Army statement declaring the three “suspects”.

Salkida issued a statement on Monday saying that he would be in Nigeria to meet with authorities if the army sent him a flight ticket.

The Nigerian constitution does not empower the Nigerian Army to arrest and charge anybody for a crime. Therefore, there is no room for the army granted anybody bail, and from all indication, the seizing of their travel documents is also illegal.

The Nigerian federal government, in reaction to the development says it is “in touch” with Boko Haram over the plight of the Chibok schoolgirls.

”We are on top of the situation. But we are being extremely careful because the situation has been compounded by the split in the leadership of Boko Haram. We are also being guided by the need to ensure the safety of the girls,” the statement by the information minister, Lai Mohammed, said.

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