Operation Safe Corridor: Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists Reintegrated To Communities
More than 601 repentant Boko-Haram terrorists have been reintegrated into the society by the Defence Headquarters on Saturday.
According to the Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa, who disclosed this at the DRR Camp in Mallam Sidi, Gombe State, the reintegrated terrorists also included 14 foreign nationals from Cameroon, Chad.
In his words:
“The concept of Operation Safe Corridor was a unique non-kinetic operation aimed at giving hope to ex-combatants, who willingly give up their arms to embrace peace.
“On arrival at the camp, the clients went through documentation processes to obtain vital background information after which they were subjected to comprehensive medical screening to determine their health status.
“Their DNA samples were also collected while their biometrics were captured on national data using the National Identity Management Commission facilities for future references.
“The background information serves as guide for the experts; Local Treatment Team to properly place the clients for treatment therapies and vocational training. The LTT are specialized experts in various fields of deradicalization and rehabilitation therapies drawn from the Nigeria Correctional Service.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News