OSC Says Ex-Boko Haram Members Can Not Be In The Military
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OSC Says Ex-Boko Haram Members Can Not Be In The Military

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

Major Gen Bamidele Shafa, Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor (OSC), has declared that former Boko Haram cannot be recruited into the Nigerian military.

Shafa who was addressing newsmen after a visit to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, on Thursday, said there are criteria to join the military and that could not be overruled.

He also added that none of those boys would be recruited because they didn’t meet up with the criteria.

“None of the 280 boys that graduated from the OPSC is recruited into the Nigerian military.

“We have our criteria for recruitment. To be recruited, you must be a Nigerian, must not have been convicted of any offence, and must not have been members of any proscribed organisation.

“So, considering the criteria, none of these boys has been recruited into the military.

“OPSC just finished its follow-up into the communities and these boys are doing very well. None of them is in the military.

“So, I want to assure Nigerians that none of these boys has been recruited and I am not sure any one of them will be recruited in the future,” he stressed.

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