Nigeria military deny absorption of ex BokoHaram fighters into the army

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The Defence Headquarters has denied the absorption of some de-radicalized Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerian military.

In a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier ONYEMA NWACHUKWU, the military says the claims are not only bereft of the truth, but laced with mediocrity emanating from poorly researched and uninformed positions.

NWACHUKWU said no Boko Haram ex-fighter has been recruited into the Nigerian military and no such plan is in the offing.

He stated that the de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration scheme is a Federal Government program conducted under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non-kinetic operation targeted at low-risk combatants and has become a classical example in the Lake Chad Basin region and West Africa.

The Army spokesman added that over two hundred and fifty repentant insurgents who willingly abandoned their struggle and surrendered to federal troops have been de-radicalised, rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society by their respective state governments in conjunction with traditional and religious institutions.

 

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