Friday, July 17, 2020

602 Ex- Boko Haram Fighters took an Oath to emphasize their loyalty and repentance

The ex-insurgents who have completed de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration programme at Malam Sidi Camp took an oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This was disclose by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, while briefing Defence correspondents on military operations across the federation at the Defence Headquarters on thursday.

He said the implication is that, at the end of the programme, if the 602 repentant Boko Haram fighters commit any offence, they stand to forfeit all privileges and will be liable for offence against the State.

It was also noted that,  the oath was taken by the insurgents before an 11-member quasi-judicial Panel to emphasize their loyalty and repentance.

According to Enenche, “It is heartwarming to state that Operation Safe Corridor has successfully coordinated the DRR programme for 882 ex Boko Haram members including the 280 earlier graduated.

Thus, the message here is clear to others out there to surrender and be profiled accordingly for the DRR privilege.”

General Enenche said troops conducted several operations at various locations, which led to the neutralisation of terrorists, destruction of their equipment and structures as well as recovery of various items.

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