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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to release the 54 soldiers of the Nigerian Army who are currently serving a 10-year jail term for requesting for better weapons to fight Boko Haram during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Buhari yesterday ordered the release of 2,600 inmates of Nigeria’s correctional centres.

And MURIC commended the President for the gesture.

The group’s position was contained in a press release issued to DAILY POST on Friday by ita director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, who described the President’s action as timely and humane.

However, MURIC urged for the inclusion of the 54 soldiers.

“Some of the 54 soldiers are in Kirikiri and Ikoyi correctional centres. We urge the presidential team to visit those places.

“The war against terror will remain shady until the authorities give justice its prime of place. Funds meant for the purchase of weapons were being diverted to private pockets while our soldiers were stinted of vital equipment.

“Nobody knew about this fraud until the 54 soldiers cried out. It led to the exposure of the $2.1 billion armsgate.

“But instead of hailing the 54 soldiers as heroes of the land, they were clamped in jail. We hereby appeal to the committee handling the implementation of the presidential amnesty to consider them,” he said.

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