The Borno Police command has clarified that 10 women rescued from Boko Haram are neither police women nor wives of police personnel.

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It will be recalled that the Federal Government in a statement had on Saturday announced release of 13 persons by the Boko Haram insurgents, sequel to negotiations brokered by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).

The freed persons are three male workers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 women, kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa Road, between June and July, 2017, in Borno State.

However, Damian Chukwu, Police Commissioner in Borno, while addressing newsmen during the monthly police officers’ meeting on Monday in Maiduguri confirmed that the women were not police women or wives of personnel.

He described reports indicating that 10 police women were among the 13 persons released by Boko Haram insurgents as “misleading”.