About 550 husbands of the advocacy group’s members, who were arbitrarily detained by the Nigerian Army on allegations of having affiliations with Boko Haram, were released between July and November.
A total of 550 men, confirmed to be husbands of members of the Knifar Movement, have been released by the Nigerian authorities.
The men had been arbitrarily arrested and detained between 2015 and 2016 by the Nigerian Army in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, on allegations of being part of the terror group Boko Haram.
The latest batch of release took place on Nov. 12 from the Borno Maximum-Security Prison, where the former detainees had spent the past four to five years of their lives.
The men were mostly displaced people fleeing from villages such as Andara, Banki, and Boboshe, all in Borno State, which had come under heavy Boko Haram attacks in 2015.