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590 Boko Haram Terrorists Apologize

590 Boko Haram Terrorists Apologize
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No less than 594 former Boko Haram members have completed the de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program run by the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor in Malam Sidi, Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State.

“Fifteen clients hail from Adamawa, 495 from Borno, 16 from Yobe, 16 from Kano, three from Gombe, 13 from Kaduna, one from Kogi, 12 from Bauchi, five from Jigawa, five from Katsina, four from Kebbi, one from Nasarawa, one from Plateau, while two are from Zamfara states,” camp commandant Col. Uche Nnabuihe said during the graduation ceremony.

Out of the 594 graduating repentant terrorists, Nnabuihe said that 590 were Nigerian while the remaining four were foreigners—three Nigeriens and one Chadian.


Six clients are Christians, according to the camp commander, while 588 clients are Muslims.

Nnabuihe continued, “After re-interpretation with their communities in this regard, they were schooled in skills for self-reliance. A total of 213 customers chose tailoring as their profession, 158 clients chose welding as their career, 85 clients received training in barbering, 81 clients received training in shoemaking, 38 clients received training in carpentry, and 28 clients received training in laundry services. All of the clients took part in the required integrated farming, training, including agro, poultry, and fish farming operations.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Maina, the coordinator of Operation Secure Corridor, lamented the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency in the region’s North-East, adding that it has continued to have a detrimental impact on people’s lives, livelihoods, and development.

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“It is documented that the actions of these groups have resulted in the internal displacement of over two million people and the displacement of many more into neighboring countries as refugees,” he said.

Since 2015, the Federal Government has used Operation Safe Corridor as a non-kinetic, multi-agency approach in support of military operations after realizing the limitations of a purely military approach and the urgent necessity to end the untold suffering.

The mandated de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program for standard Batch Six 2002 and Special Batch 4 2002 clients who arrived at the DRR camp between September 2022 and October 8, 2022, reached yet another milestone today, according to Nnabuihe. A team of medical professionals from the DRR camp clinic and Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe evaluated the clients, a total of 594, thoroughly after their arrival. The purpose of the medical examinations was to determine the client’s state of health so that correct and sufficient care could be given during the DRR training cycle.

“We have sworn allegiance to our beloved, peaceful nation of Nigeria. We are aware of the repercussions of swearing an oath using the Quran or the Holy Bible.

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Allah won’t be pleased with you if you break your vow. Even if you manage to escape Nigeria’s security, Allah would still punish you; we are confident of this. We will be faithful, loyal, faithful to the allegiance and oath we have taken.”

A remorseful Boko Haram member, Muhammad Abba, apologized to Nigerians for the group’s atrocities committed against numerous communities in the nation during the graduation ceremony.

“We apologise for our many wrongs to our communities and everyone here,” Abba stated. We apologize to everyone in the many communities we are from; we sincerely regret the crimes committed and will not repeat them.

“We have sworn allegiance to our beloved, peaceful nation of Nigeria. We are aware of the repercussions of swearing an oath using the Quran or the Holy Bible.


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