Nigerian Army hands over 151 repentant Boko Haram members to the Borno Government for rehabilitation


The Nigerian Army has handed over 151 repentant Boko Haram insurgents to Borno Government for rehabilitation and reintegration into the society.

Major General Bamidele Shafa, the Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, made the disclosure during the handing over of the repentant insurgents at the Bulunkutu Rehabilitation Center, Maiduguri.

Shafa disclosed that the 151 male repentant insurgents comprised of 132 adult and 19 minors, who completed 52 weeks of deradicalisation process at its centre in Gombe State.

He said the clients were exposed to formal literacy classes, skills acquisition and Islamic Religious Knowledge as well as drug and psycho-therapists during their training.

Shafa explained that the Operation Safe Corridor was designed to encourage Boko Haram insurgents to surrender, provide deradicalisation and rehabilitation programme, to enable them to rejoin the society.

Shafa lauded the state government over its support and efforts to assist the repentant insurgents to reintegrate into the society.