Rehabilitation camp for Boko Haram fighters to open in April

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A rehabilitation camp for hundreds of repentant Boko Haram members who have surrendered to the Nigerian military is set to open later in April, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, the spokesman for the Defence Headquarters said on Friday.

“The establishment of the camp is in line with best global practices, to rehabilitate those fighters who surrendered or are captured in a war situation. Abubakar said.¬†“It is going to be a huge exercise,” he added.

The camp is expected to “empower, deradicalise, retrain and reintegrate” Boko Haram fighters who have laid down their arms.

Abubakar said more than 800 fighters are expected to receive rehabilitation and skills training in the camp, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said.

He did not say where the camp will be located, but said the military will hold a press conference Tuesday to give more details.

He launched a fresh appeal to Boko Haram militants still fighting to lay down their arms and rejoin society.

Nigeria’s military has in the past been criticised for extensive human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram.

Human rights group Amnesty International said in a report in February that torture and other ill-treatment by the police and security forces were widespread.

An estimated 20,000 people have been killed since Boko Haram began its campaign of violence in 2009 to carve out a hardline Islamic state in northeast Nigeria.

More than 2.6 million people have fled their homes since, but some of the internally displaced have recently begun returning after the Nigerian military captured swathes of territory back from the insurgents.



7 Comments
  • AriseNigeria

    Buhari brothers in crime about to be paid and rewarded for forcing Jonathan out of power and helped install their mentor and sponsor as the President. Buhari has in turn has fulfilled his pledge to them by making Nigeria a full fledged member of Islamic States. Who is fooling who?

  • SWEET DADDY

    Rehabilitation camp for Boko Haram fighters to open in April ; Another project to steal billions of Naira.

    • Uncle Loon

      Exactly what I thought.

    • vic

      NATION OF LOOTERS WILL BE LOOTING IN THE NAME OF REHABILITATION. SEND THEM TO FARMS TO GROW FOOD.

  • Ify Onabu

    We could as well integrate them into the Nigerian Army and make the basta*d Shekau the Commander of one of of our Army divisions. That way, these terrorists and murderers will have their own share of the dividends of democracy. Hmmm, Nigeria never cease to amaze!

  • vic

    BOKO HARAM, RETURNING HOME INTO THE ARMS OF THEIR CREATOR FOR FEEDING, CLOTHING AND NOURISHMENT. WELL DONE BUHARI, ANOTHER LOFTY ACHIEVEMENT FOR YOU.

  • Factsay

    What about the victims and chibok girls?
    If they are boko haram they should know where chibok girls are.
    Unless there were nothing like chibok girls

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