Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has established a rehabilitation camp for repentant members of the Boko Haram sect. This was disclosed in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, that the rehabilitation camp established under an exercise known as Operation Safe Corridor was designed to rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant members of the sect to the society.
According to him, the terrorists would be made to undergo vocational training under the exercise and empowered to make meaningful contribution to the society as a whole.
“In line with the Federal Government’s commitment to the war against insurgency in the North-East and in furtherance of its efforts to rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered and repentant Boko Haram terrorist members, the Defence Headquarters has established a rehabilitation camp in an exercise known as Operation Safe Corridor.
“The main focus of Operation Safe Corridor is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant and surrendering Boko Haram members back into normal life in the society.
“The repentant terrorists in the camp would be taken through various vocational training so that they could be useful to themselves and be empowered to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their fatherland.”
Abubakar also appealed to members of the sect still fighting to take advantage of the Federal Government’s gesture and embrace peace so that they can benefit from the programme.
“The Defence Headquarters therefore wishes to appeal to other recalcitrant members that are still carrying arms against their fellow citizens in our nation to repent today and benefit from numerous opportunities offered by the Camp.”
The Acting Defence spokesman stressed that the military would continue to intensify the onslaught on the Boko Haram until they were completely neutralised and appealed to the sect members to avoid an impending calamity from a military mop-up by surrendering to the security agencies.
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