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FG reintegrates 254 ex-Boko Haram members

No fewer than 254 surrendered and repented Boko Haram sect members were reintegrated by the Federal Government .

Maj . -Gen . Bamidele Shafa, Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor , announced the development during a town hall meeting and dialogue with Boko Haram affected communities on Saturday in Yola.

The meeting was organised by the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was designed for the reconciliation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members from the most affected states , Adamawa , Borno, and Yobe .

Shafa recalled that majority of the repentant youths of Boko Haram were victims of circumstances.

“ So far , the Operation Safe Corridor had treated no fewer than 254 repented Boko Haram members .

“ Out of this number, 95 were already handed over to their respective states , ” Shafa said .

He explained that the remaining 157 reintegrated members would soon be dispatched , with Adamawa having three ; Yobe seven and Borno 143.

He said that among the reintegrated were three foreign nationals from the Chad Republic .

According to the coordinator , the operation Safe Corridor is in collaboration with PCNI and the National Directorate for Employment where they are given tools and other small business entrepreneurship equipment for the reintegrated members .

The chairman also provided some funds to the ex -combatants for takeoff businesses after various skills ’ acquisition .

The skills acquired by the ex -combatants include tailoring , carpentry, and shoemaking .
He solicited the support of the affected communities in the reintegration of the youths.


( NAN)

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