As part of efforts to check the activities of terrorists in the in the county, security agents, last week, arrested and detained 26 final-year students of King Faisal University of Chad on suspicion of belonging to the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
The students were arrested in Yola, Adamawa State.
According to the Nigerian Tribune, the students, who were mostly from South-Western Nigeria, were said to be going back to Chad and were passing through Adamawa State when they were stopped and arrested by security operatives who suspected they were going to Chad for Jihadist training.
The students were allegedly quizzed for several days and locked up in a cell in Yola while the investigators from the security services checked through their papers. It was gathered that efforts by relatives of the students who were alerted by one of the students before his phone was seized proved abortive, as reports indicated that the Joint Task Force in the state was almost taking over the matter.
However, after about five days in detention, the authorities of the university and its affiliates in Nigeria, Imam Malik College, got wind of the matter and dispatched a team to Yola to identify the students, and secure their release. Latest reports, however, indicated that the students had been released based on the intervention of the university and were now on their way to Chad.