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Boko Haram FG establishes rehabilitation camp for repentant insurgents

Abubakar added that the main focus of Operation Safe Corridor was to rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant members of the Boko Haram group, as well as those of them who surrendered back into the society.

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The Federal Government has established a rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram members as part of its post insurgency programme for youths in the northeast, according to a statement.

The statement, issued by the Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar in Abuja on Tuesday noted that the establishment of the camp was in line with government’s commitment to rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered and repentant insurgents.

He said that the establishment of the camp was done under an exercise known as `Operation Safe Corridor’ coordinated by the Defence Headquarters.

Abubakar added that the main focus of Operation Safe Corridor was to rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant members of the Boko Haram group, as well as those of them who surrendered back into the society.

The director explained that the repentant terrorists in the camp would be taken through various vocational training in order to make them useful to themselves and to their communities and urged recalcitrant members of the group to repent and benefit from the numerous opportunities offered at the camp.

"The DHQ wishes to state further that the final onslaught against the remnant of the terrorists will continue unabated and will not relent until the power of evil forces in the North East is completely neutralised.

"The reluctant Boko Haram members should therefore see wisdom in surrendering now, thereby saving themselves from imminent calamity that is about to befall them.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DHQ inaugurated the committee on rehabilitation of repentant terrorists in 2015.

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