“What kind of system is this that you’ll be declared wanted without being informed? If there’s any problem, invite me and I’ll honor your invitation."
In a puzzling move on Monday, the Nigerian military released a man it had declared wanted shortly after he turned himself in.
Ahmed Bolori, along with two others, was declared wanted by the Nigerian Army on Sunday for his alleged connection with Boko Haram. The army announced that the trio was wanted after a Boko Haram video allegedly showing the army bombing a location where Chibok girls were held was revealed to the military.
Mr. Bolori, a Maiduguri local and coordinator of the Fa’ash Foundation and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism, was reportedly surprised to hear he was wanted by the military and promptly turned himself in to an army facility in Maiduguri.
“I have received several calls, that the Nigerian Army has declared me and other 2 wanted! [sic]” Mr. Bolori said in a Facebook post, according to The Cable.
“What kind of system is this that you’ll be declared wanted without being informed? If there’s any problem, invite me and I’ll honor your invitation,” he said.
After reporting himself to the Maiduguri barracks, Mr. Bolori waited for two hours before finally being greeted by a colonel who had tea with the wanted man before sending him home. Mr. Bolori left the barracks without having been interrogated.
“The army is now treating me friendly and peacefully, as a nice colonel just took me to his office to drink tea. May God help us,” he said in an updated Facebook post.