Borno State Government Recieves 244 rehabilitated Insurgents
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Borno State Government Recieves 244 rehabilitated Insurgents

Eniola Awokoya

The Nigerian Army has handed over 244 rehabilitated Boko Haram insurgents to the Borno state Government.

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas,
disclosed this while presenting the released detainees to Gov. Kashim Shettima,
at the Military Cemetery, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri.

Nicholas, said the detainees were released as part of activities to
commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Monday.

He disclosed that the detainees comprised 118 males; 56 females; 19 teenagers
and 51 children.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, ordered the release of the
repentant Boko Haram detainees and their family members.

“The detainees have been de-radicalised for reintegration into the society. We are
handing over the detainees to Borno Government for administration ,” he said.

On his part, Governor Shettima commended the military over the successes recorded in the counter-
insurgency operation.

He said that the military had made significant contributions and sacrifices to the
restoration of peace in the region.

He prayed for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes and called on
communities and organisations to support their families, so as to improve their
living condition.

The highlights of the events include: laying of wreath by Gov.Shettima and other
dignitaries at the occasion, while a special prayer session was held for the fallen
heroes on Sunday and Friday.

The event was attended by Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf and I. Olabanji, the General
Officers Commanding 7 and 8 Divisions, Nigeria Army.

Others are: the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, Heads of Customs
and Immigration services, community and religious leaders

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