Saturday, September 27, 2014

Surrendered Boko Haram Fighters to be Rehabilitated
Damage done by Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria.
FRIDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2014 15:28
Nigerian Accord

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it will soon commence the process of rehabilitating and de-radicalizing all the Boko Haram members that have surrendered their arms and weapons in the last one week.

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, who made this known while giving an update at the centre in Abuja, however, noted that any member of the sect apprehended without surrendering their weapons and arms will be made to face the wrath of the law.

“As am speaking with you, efforts are on-going to rehabilitate and de-radicalize all the Boko Haram members that have surrendered their arms within the last one week”, he said

Omeri said religious leaders, the school system as well of residents of the area where the surrendered insurgents are being detained will assist in the rehabilitation process.

According to him, the Nigerian Armed Forces on ground in the North East have discovered the winning strategy and will not relent until peace and security is restored to the troubled spot.

Omeri urged all Nigerians to remain steadfast in their support to ensure that terrorism in the country is brought to an end.

“All Nigerians are advised to support the current fight, it will not last forever and I believe it will soon come to an end”, he said

Speaking on the abducted Chibok girls, the coordinator said the federal government is working tirelessly towards ensuring their eventual release and rescue.

“It is a global challenge which Nigeria will soon overcome, the federal government is embarking on various measures to rescue them within the shortest possible time”, said Omeri


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