(AA) – The Nigerian army has removed 275 people who have recently been rescued from Boko Haram captivity from a relief camp in Yola, the capital of the northeastern Adamawa State, for undisclosed reasons.
“All we saw was the army high command taking away 275 captives away from the camp in Yola,” a senior official of the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
“Nobody knows where they were taken to,” he said.
The official asked not to be named because “this is a security issue and it is a military affair.”
“They have been flown to a military camp for proper interrogation,” the official said.
AA understands that the decision to take away the captives “is related to the rising attacks” by militants and suspicion that there may be moles among them.
Defense spokesman Chris Olukolade has not responded to requests for comment.