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Insurgency: Committee on North East Initiative commends de-radicalization of 260 ex-Boko Haram combatants

Chairman, Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative Lt. Gen. TY Danjuma has expressed his support for the Operation Safe Corridor Programme.

He congratulated the Military for the success so far recorded at decimating the activities of the insurgents.

Lt. Gen. TY Danjuma made this statement when the Coordinator, Operation Save Corridor, Major General B.M Shafa and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Friday, 28 June, 2018.

The Vice Chairman, Tijjani Tumsa who received the delegation on behalf of the Chairman said the PCNI is currently spearheading a framework for Transitional justice system for the North East and will support the Operation Safe Corridor programme which is a component of the Security and Peace programme of the Buhari Plan for the North East.

He assured the delegation that PCNI will facilitate meetings for successful integration of Boko Haram ex-combatant to their Local Government Areas. 

He stated that the process of De-radicalization and integration of the Boko Haram ex-combatant should be handled with caution so as not to send the wrong signal to the aggrieved community who has lost loved ones.

Speaking earlier, the Coordinator, ‘Operation Save Corridor’, Major General Shafa appreciated the PCNI’s visit on two occasions to the ‘Operation Save Corridor’ camp.

He said their visit was at the request of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin  to partner and seek assistant of the PCNI in areas of equipment for vocational training, Fast Track the speedy support of NEMA in the area of food supplies to the camp and advocate the amnesty of the repentant Boko Haram ex-combatants.

While chronicling the activities of the ‘Operation Save Corridor’, he stated that 260 (Two Hundred and Sixty) Boko Haram ex-combatant ready for integration into the society noting that, Adamawa and Bauchi state  have already integrated some for their states.

Borno and Yobe state, he stated are in the process or reintegration of the remaining.

He said further that (150) One Hundred and Fifty repentant Boko Haram new entrant are ready for the ‘Operation Save Corridor’ programme and assured the PCNI of its partnership with various International Development Partners for International best practices of the De-radicalization process.

Alkasim Abdulkadir
Head of Media and Communications

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