500 repentant Boko Haram terrorists graduate from rehabilitation camp, apologize to Nigerians for killings over the years.
About 594 ex-insurgents have begged Nigerians for forgiveness over the roles they played in destabilising communities in the country.
The ex-insurgents made the plea during their six-month De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) graduation ceremony in Kwami LGA, Gombe state. DRR is a rehabilitation programme for ex-insurgents run by the Nigerian Army, under Operation Safe Corridor.
According to Uche Nnabuihe, the camp commandant, three of the ex-insurgents were from Niger Republic and one from Chad. He said six of the “deradicalised” insurgents are Christians.
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The camp commandant said 15 of the ex-insurgents were from Adamawa, Borno, 495; Kano, 16; Yobe, 16; Kaduna, 13; Gombe, 3 & one from Kogi. He added that 12 of the ex-insurgents were from Bauchi, 5 each from Jigawa & Katsina, 4 from Kebbi, 1 each from Nasarawa & Plateau, & 2 from Zamfara.