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Surrendered Boko Haram terrorists donated with items

02 August 2016, 21:27

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 reformed culprits.

It is part of efforts to fast track peace process in the Northeast.

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.

Also read: PHOTOS: Boko Haram suffers humiliating defeat

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 Corridor,

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


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