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590 repentant Boko Haram terrorists end course, apologise for killings

No fewer than 594 rehabilitated Boko Haram members have graduated from Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor’s De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration camp in Malam Sidi, Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony, the camp Commandant, Col. Uche Nnabuihe, said, “Fifteen clients hail from Adamawa, 495 from Borno, 16 from Yobe, 16 from Kano, three from Gombe, 13 from Kaduna, one from Kogi, 12 from Bauchi, five from Jigawa, five from Katsina, four from Kebbi, one from Nasarawa, one from Plateau, while two are from Zamfara states.”

Nnabuihe said out of the 594 graduating repentant terrorists, ‘’590 are Nigerians, while four others are foreigners; three Nigeriens, and one Chadian.’’

The camp commandant stated that “588 clients are Muslims, while six are Christians.”

He explained that upon arrival, medical tests were conducted on them while their data were captured by the National Identity Management Commission.

Nnabuihe said, “Today marks yet another milestone in the de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme for regular Batch Six 2002 and Special Batch 4 2002 clients that arrived the DRR camp between September 2022 and October 8, 2022, for the mandatory de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme. Upon arrival, the clients, totalling 594, were subjected to comprehensive physical and medical test by a combined team of medical experts from the DRR camp clinic and Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe. The medical tests were aimed at ascertaining the health status of the clients towards providing proper and adequate care during DRR training cycle.”

 

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