The federal government has announced that it will commence the trial of 800 suspected members of the terrorist sect group, Boko Haram.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Director, Prosecution and Head of Complex Casework Group, Federal Ministry of Justice, Chioma Onuegbu in Abuja during a media engagement on networking for justice and accountability.
She added that out of 1,000 case files reviewed, 280 had been filed at the Federal High Court, while 170 were recommended for release for lack of evidence.
Onuegbu also said the charges had been served on the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, who would be defending the suspects in court.
“The military is making efforts to move the inmates, whose charges were ready to a safe location before the commencement of their trial,” she added.