Army Hands over 155 Ex-Boko Haram fighters To Borno, Yobe And Adamawa States Govt
By Wisdom Peter,
According to report from Sahara Reporters, the Nigerian Army has handed over 155 ex-Boko Haram fighters to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states government to be reintegrated into their communities.
The ex-Boko Haram fighters were released after they underwent an 11-month De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDR) programme, tagged: “Operation Safe Corridor.”
Major General Bamidele Shafa, who is Coordinator of the programme, is said to have made this known at a graduation ceremony of repentant Boko Haram fighters in Gombe state.
Shafa said, the repentant Boko Haram members would be reintegrated into their respective communities after the 11 months of vocational and de- radicalisation training by relevant government agencies – Dailytrust reports.
According to Shafa, the ex-fighters are the second batch to be handed over to their respective state governments since the inception of the programme in 2016.
The Major General also called on other Boko Haram fighters still in the bush to come out and surrender to the Army, so they could be reformed and reintegrated to their families and communities.
He also noted that, the army has fixed a monitoring team comprising traditional rulers and Civilian JTF that will monitor their movement as they go back to their towns.