Excuse me but what is the rational for this?? They should remain in the north or what do you say?
The Federal Government has opened a secret detention centre for high-profile Boko Haram suspects in Lagos.
The Associated Press quotes an unnamed security official as saying that the secret detention centre would hold and interrogate suspected high-level members of the radical Islamist sect, responsible for hundreds of killings this year alone.
While the facility could create a more cohesive effort among disparate and sometimes feuding security agencies in Nigeria to combat the sect known as Boko Haram, it raises concerns about its possible use for torture and illegal detentions, AP reports.
The prison is in Lagos, far from the violence plaguing the country’s predominantly Muslim north, where Boko Haram carries out frequent bombings and ambushes, said the security official, who is directly involved in the project. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the facility with journalists.
“All suspects arrested will be taken to the centre and would be interrogated by a security group,” the official said. He declined to say exactly where it is or how many inmates it can hold.
He said authorities are arranging to transport suspects to Lagos.This is going to be highly controversial for LAGOS!!