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601 Repentant Boko Haram Members Graduate, Reintegrated Into Society

Valentine Chinyem

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Six hundred one ex-Boko Haram terrorists including 14 foreign nationals from Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been reintegrated into the society through their respective national and state authorities.

This was made known on Saturday at the DRR Camp in Mallam Sidi, Gombe State, by the Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa.

Shafa said the aim of Operation Safe Corridor is to give hope to former Boko Haram members, who willingly give up their arms to embrace peace.

He said, “On arrival at the camp, the clients went through documentation processes to obtain vital background information after which they were subjected to comprehensive medical screening to determine their health status.

“Their DNA samples were also collected while their biometrics were captured on national data using the National Identity Management Commission facilities for future references. The background information serves as guide for the experts; Local Treatment Team to properly place the clients for treatment therapies and vocational training. The LTT are specialised experts in various fields of deradicalisation and rehabilitation therapies drawn from the Nigeria Correctional Service.”