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Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram

Nigeria's army freed 267 detainees Friday, including dozens of children, some as young as preschoolers, saying that investigators had determined they had no links to Boko Haram Islamic extremists.

Only eight suspects were handed over to police for further investigation, commanding officer Maj. Gen. Haruna Umaru told a ceremony at a military barracks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

He said the releases should reassure Nigerians that "no individual will unjustly or unduly be incarcerated." He said the Nigerian military remains "committed to the protection of the fundamental rights of every citizen of Nigeria and foreigners alike."

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