Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) has presented food and non-food items to 800 repented and surrendered
Boko Haram insurgents.
The donation, made through the military, is for Operation Safe
Corridor Programme meant to de-radicalise, rehabilitate and re-integrate the
It is part of efforts to fast track peace process in the
Presenting the items in Gombe, the Director General of NEMA,
Muhammad Sani Sidi, said the initiative was in line with international best
practices allowed those engaged in the fighting to voluntarily surrender and
embrace peace so that they undergo rehabilitation.
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He said NEMA would play its role in the programme by
providing regular support of food and non-food items for their upkeep.
Receiving the items, the Coordinator of Operation Safe
Brigadier- General Bamidele Shafa, said the initiative was
designed to de-radicalize, rehabilitate and re-integrate willing and repented
Boko Haram insurgents who had come to surrender to the military.
He said between September last year and February this year,
“a good number” of Boko Haram had surrendered.
- CAJ News