603 ex-Boko Haram fighters to be reintegrated into communities

603 repentant Boko Haram fighters are set to be reintegrated into their communities by July, The Defence Headquarters disclosed.

The 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters are said to have completed the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme.

603 ex-Boko Haram fighters to be reintegrated into communities

This news was disclosed by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), John Enenche, while giving update on Armed Forces of Nigeria operations at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.

He disclosed that the Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) admitted 893 ex-combatants for the programme out of which 280 including two Chadians had been successfully reintegrated back into the society through their respective national and state authorities.

“Presently, there are 603 of them undergoing the DRR Programme and would be graduating by July 2020.

“The Operation is a success story as feedbacks from those reintegrated are positive.

“A particular one in Bama who learnt barbing as a vocation has successfully empowered four locals and is happily married with children,” he said.

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