Saturday, November 2, 2019

287 repentant Boko Haram fighters to undergo rehabilitation

No fewer than  287 former Boko Haram fighters have been admitted by the military into  a rehabilitation programme under  Operation Safe Corridor being run by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, in Gombe State.

The acting Director, Defence Information, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed this to Punch on Friday. He said  other repentant terrorists would be joining the operation “in two days’ time”.

Nwachukwu  said  the operation also handed over “151 rehabilitated clients to the Borno State Government for reintegration in July”.

According to the DHQ, the aim of the programme, which began in September 2015,  is to “encourage willing and repentant Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and go through a structured deradicalisation process.”

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