Defence Ministry Establishes Camp For Repentant Boko Haram Members


The Federal Government as part of its commitment to amnesty in the fight against insurgency in the North East, has said on Tuesday through the Defence Ministry that it had established a rehabilitation camp for repentant members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram who embrace peace.

The Defence Headquarters established the rehabilitation camp in an Exercise known as Operation SAFE CORRIDOR, in furtherance of its efforts to rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered and repentant Boko Haram terrorist members back into the society.

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Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, in a statement, said details about the camp, a component of a military exercise would be disclosed at a later date.

The repentant terrorists in the camp, according to Abubakar, 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.

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The Defence Headquarters through the Defence Ministry, further appealed to other recalcitrant terrorist members that are still carrying arms against their fellow citizens in the nation to repent and benefit from numerous opportunities offered by the camp.

The Ministry also declared 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.

Abubakar however, warned other Boko Haram members who are reluctant to lay down their arms to do so or face the music in an impending mop-up military operation, encouraging them to see wisdom in surrendering now.

Members of the public were consequently urged to be extra vigilant and report any unusual persons, objects and movement to the security agencies.

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