WONDERS! 594 Repented Boko Haram Members Apologize For Harm They Caused After Completing Rehabilitation Program
In a recent development, at least 594 repentant Boko Haram members have completed the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor’s De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) program.
The graduation ceremony was held in Malam Sidi, Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State.
The camp Commandant, Col. Uche Nnabuihe, informed that among the 594 clients who completed the program, 590 were Nigerians, and the remaining four were foreigners.
Three of them were Nigeriens, and one was a Chadian. Additionally, 588 clients were Muslims, while six were Christians.
The batch consisted of clients from various states in Nigeria, with Borno having the highest number of clients, followed by Adamawa, Yobe, Kano, and other states.
Upon arrival at the DRR camp, the clients were put through comprehensive physical and medical tests by a combined team of medical experts from the DRR camp clinic and Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe.
The medical tests aimed to determine the health status of the clients to provide proper and adequate care during the DRR training cycle.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Nnabuihe highlighted that the program’s goal is to de-radicalize, rehabilitate and reintegrate the clients into their respective communities.
He also informed that the clients were trained in skills for self-reliance, which they could use to rebuild their lives after reintegration with their communities.
The graduation of these repentant Boko Haram members marks a significant milestone in the Federal Government’s fight against insurgency in Nigeria.
The program aims to provide a second chance for those who were once involved in terrorist activities to become productive members of society.
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The government’s commitment to ensuring the success of the DRR program is evident in the number of clients who have graduated from the program over the years.
This latest batch of 594 clients brings the total number of repentant Boko Haram members who have graduated from the program to over 1,400.
In conclusion, the graduation of these 594 repentant Boko Haram members is a step in the right direction for Nigeria’s fight against insurgency.
With the government’s continued commitment to the program, it is expected that more repentant terrorists will be reintegrated into society, thereby reducing the number of active terrorists in the country.