Solely 914 repentant Boko Haram terrorist that handed the “Operation Secure Hall” have been reintegrated to the society – Army
The Nigerian Army on Monday insisted that opposite to insinuations in sure quarters, no die-hard Boko Haram insurgents (repentant terrorists) have been absolved or recruited into safety companies even because it mentioned 500 hardened terrorists have been tried and jailed.
Talking at at a-one day capability constructing workshop organised by the Centre for Democracy and Improvement (CDD) for Nationwide Orientation Company (NOA) and group leaders on Peace Constructing and Reconciliation, the Coordinator “Operation Secure Hall”, Maj. Gen. Bamidele Shaffa, famous that until date no fewer than 500 members of the Boko Haram terrorists have been so tried and sentenced to numerous jail phrases by the federal authorities.
He disclosed that until date 914 repentant Boko Haram terrorists have handed the “Operation Secure Hall” and reintegrated to the society, however none have been extremists or hardcore Boko Haram members.
Gen Shaffa mentioned all of the reintegrated Boko Haram members have been nicely documented and have been monitored once in a while and may very well be rearrested in the event that they relapsed.
He mentioned the navy had a accountability to key into the dedication of presidency to “see that peace returns to Borno,” whereas including that the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, had additionally been working for the return of peace to the state as he had been going spherical searching for peace.
He mentioned the federal authorities, as nicely, was extremely dedicated to the return of peace within the Northeast, noting that “the navy is working tirelessly to see that peace return and everyone seems to be returned to their homeland.”
He mentioned additional: “914 repentant Boko Haram terrorists which have handed the “Operation Secure Hall” are nicely documented. The federal authorities has tried over 500 Boko Haram and sentenced them to numerous jail phrases.
“Operation Secure Hall is mainly for many who have been conscripted and joined for financial hardship and never for these extremists.
“No one of many repentant Boko Haram terrorists who had handed via the “Operation Secure Hall” is returned with out the involvement of the group leaders.
“We traced the household of returnees; we equally make them to go to them in our camp.
“Tomorrow (Tuesday) a delegation from Yobe State led by the Commissioner of Ladies Affairs will go to Gombe camp to speak to those group of individuals.”
He mentioned the Army had mechanism in place with companions to “monitor these which were launched,” including that “they’re handed over to the state and to the native governments after which into the group.
“They’re documented and monitored once in a while. They’re in group and given psychosocial help and there’s a specific day within the month that they need to current themselves for the help.
“All these which were reintegrated are constantly monitored by the police, DSS and the civilian JTF.
“Earlier than they’re reintegrated into the group, the police and DSS display them.
“There are narrative which are going spherical that the folks graduated are concerned in assaults, it’s unsuitable and is being emphasised or bolstered to defeat the programme.”
In his remarks, Prof. Mala Mustapha, Senior Analysis Fellow CDD, mentioned the coaching would put together Ulamas to make use of transitional justice to handle atrocities and human rights violations perpetrated within the context of the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria.
Mustapha mentioned: “The programme will interact group leaders who we thought of as essential stakeholders in peace constructing and reconciliation . We consider that the group leaders and NOA will take the message of peace to the communities.”
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