Military Creates Rehab Camp For Repentant Boko Haram Members

Nigerian soldiers destroying a Boko Haram hideout
Nigerian soldiers destroying a Boko Haram hideout

The Defence Headquarters has announced the creation of a rehabilitation camp in an exercise known as Operation Safe Corridor to rehabilitate and reintegrate Boko Haram insurgents who repent and give themselves over to the authorities.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by the acting Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, a Brigadier General, the military said that the exercise is “geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant and the surrendering Boko Haram members back into normal life in the society.”



    He said that the repentant insurgents would have the benefit of different kinds of vocational trainings “so that they could be useful to themselves and be empowered to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their fatherland.”

    The Defence spokesman said that the military campaign against the insurgents would continue unabated until they are defeated and offered an olive branch to those that still bear arms against the state, advising them to surrender and avoid a calamitous end.

    “The DHQ wishes to state further that the final onslaught against the remnant group of the terrorists would continue unabated and would not relent until the power of evil forces in the North East is completely neutralized. The reluctant Boko Haram members should therefore see wisdom in surrendering now, thereby saving themselves from imminent calamity that is about to fall on them, in the event of military mop-up if they continue in their unwholesome acts,” he stated.

    Abubakar also urged Nigerians to continue to be and report any unusual persons, objects and movement to the security agencies.


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