Wednesday, 17 August 2016

800 Boko Haram members voluntarily surrender

The Nigerian Military has disclosed that over 800 members of the degraded Boko Haram group have voluntarily surrendered.


Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja.

Explaining that the number was from August 2015 till date, Abubakar said the military will rehabilitate and de-radicalise them using Imams, Pastors and government agencies.

“We have over 800 of them who surrendered to security agencies on their own. Those are the ones we are going to rehabilitate, deradicalize in order to become responsible citizens of this country. That is why we are employing services of both imams and pastors and other government agencies to help in reforming them and the camp is in Gombe,” Abubakar said.