The federal government has finalized plans to proceed with the second phase of the prosecution of Boko Haram suspects currently being held at a military facility in Kainji, Niger state.

Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Sunday, the Attorney General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Ms. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, said that extensive plans and preparations for the resumption of the trial have been advanced. her that she said would take place on military installations.

She said: “The federal government is taking steps to reconfigure military detention facilities so that they are adaptable and conducive to the resumption of trials.

“We will start the prosecution at the end of the first quarter of 2023. We are in the process of renovating and actually rebuilding facilities such as courtrooms and residential areas.

“It is important to ensure that improved measures are put in place. We are using military facilities and therefore they were not built as proper courts.”

“The resort to the use of military installations is to ensure that the trials take place in a safe and secure environment. There are risks associated with moving such a large number of defendants at the same time for trial, so this is a critical issue that is of the utmost concern.”

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