Three hundred Boko Haram suspects who were due in court on Tuesday will now have to wait until at least next month to learn when they will be formally tried.
The individuals were remanded in custody for 90 days on October 10 by a civilian court set up at a military base in central Nigeria.
“The case was slated for resumption today (Tuesday) but it has been postponed to February. No date has been fixed yet,” a justice ministry source told AFP.
“The law allows for an extension of the remand order for another 90 days, so we are still within the limit provided by the law.
“There are ongoing investigations into the individual cases of the suspects and these investigations have not been concluded.
“We need further investigations before the court resumes so that we won’t be asking for more adjournments.”