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Just In: 601 Repentant Boko Haram Graduates, Reintegrated Into Society (photos)

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Just In: 601 Repentant Boko Haram Graduates, Reintegrated Into Society (photos)

Boko Haram: Army Frees 601 Ex-Terrorists Into Society

Nigerian military has reintegrated 601 ex-Boko Haram terrorists into the society, including 14 foreign nationals from Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa made the announcement on Saturday.

The former insurgents completed a de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program organized by Operation Safe Corridor.

They denounced their membership of the insurgent group at the Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State on Monday, July 1.

Boko Haram: Army Frees 601 Ex-Terrorists Into Society

Out of the number, three died of health complications while one was referred for further medical treatment at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.

General Shafa said another one was withdrawn on disciplinary ground and transferred for re-categorization and prosecution.

He stated that on arrival at the camp;

The clients went through documentation processes to obtain vital background information and were subjected to comprehensive medical screening to determine their health status.

The military officer disclosed that their DNA samples were also collected and biometrics captured by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for future references.

General Shafa expressed;

The background information serves as a guide for the experts, Local Treatment Team (LTT) to properly place the clients for treatment therapies and vocational training.

He added that LTT are specialised experts in various fields of deradicalisation and rehabilitation therapies drawn from the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS).

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  1. OJerry

    July 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Welcome to Nigeria where killers are celebrated and looters are protected.
    Deradicalized my foot!
    What happens to the millions rendered homeless and children killed?
    Stupid move, if you ask me.
    One day, they will get offended by this same government and they will all carry their arms.
    E no dey finish for mad man body make e no remain Paaaayaaa!

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