Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation


A Nigerian court has released four hundred and seventy five people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation.

Nigeria 's justice ministry said in a statement today that they were released due to lack of sufficient evidence against them. APP

The statement added that the first person convicted for the kidnapping in 2014 of Chibok schoolgirls was sentenced to thirty years' imprisonment.

More than 20,000 people have been killed and two million forced to flee their homes in northeastern Nigeria since Boko Haram began an insurgency in 2009. (Reuters)