Boko Haram: Army Constructs New Detention Centre in Maiduguri

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The Nigerian Army has built a two hundred capacity detention centre at the Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Each of the wings consists of two centres, equipped with heat and odour extractors as toilets with borehole for constant water supply.

According to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, who inaugurated the centre, detainees will be moved from where they are currently being held to the new building.

Major General Nicholas, who said the Army welcomes constructive criticism, admitted that previous detention centres were not in the best shape.

“To the Chief of Army Staff and some of us, it was not up to the standard of where we should keep them (the detainees),” he said.

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