The Nigerian Army has handed over 25 repentant Boko Haram members to the Borno State Government for rehabilitation. The repentant terrorists were brought in from neighboring Niger Republic by the Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, Maj. Gen. Bamidele Shafa, and handed over to the Borno Government at the Bulunkutu Rehabilitation Centre, Maiduguri.
Receiving the repentant Boko Haram members on behalf of Government, the Borno State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Haija Zuwaira Gambo, said the former terrorists will be trained, given clothes and some basic of education, before being reunited with their families.
Zuwaira Gambo said: “They were brought from Niger Republic and our is to reunite them with their loved ones. I think it is right time we send a correct message out there that anyone can be a victim.
“In Bulumkutu Rehabilitation Centre, we will provide them with physical and social supports; we will feed them, give them clothes and give them some basic of education.
“There are different kind of people the military has brought; some are suspects arrested in the wrong place and at the wrong time; some also have been cleared by security agencies of any wrongdoing, so I will like to say that not everyone brought here by the military are ex-insurgents.”