- An organisation has said that 250 repentant Boko Haram members were enrolled for the de-radicalisation programme
- The organisation said 30 other former Boko Haram fighters are fully engaged in religious activities
- According to the organisation, news making rounds that the ex-terrorists fighters were recruited into the Nigerian Military is false
A human rights organisation has debunked claims that the Nigerian Military is recruiting repentant Boko Haram members into its fold.
The Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring Groups in Nigeria (CHRMGN) in its report on the investigation of the military's recruitment process since 2015 said 250 repentant Boko Haram fighters enrolled for the de-radicalization programme and were reabsorbed into their communities and not the military.
The report which was signed by Helen Adeshina and Bitrus Hosea Damut, that 30 of the repentant Boko Haram fighters are fully engaged in religious activities.
According to the duo, the aim is to discourage the youths from going into crime and terrorist activities anywhere across Nigeria.
"The Nigerian military had stated that the de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration programme is a federal government programme conducted under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non-kinetic operation," the report said.
30 of the repentant Boko Haram fighters are fully engaged in religious activities.
The report also said that since its inception, the recruitment process of the Nigerian Military has always been transparent and devoid of interference from any quarters.
The coalition, however, urged the military to begin the process of informing the general public of its recruitment process.
The report said: "That the leadership of the Nigerian Military should begin a sensitization programme in the media to educate members of the general public of its recruitment process in a bid to discourage rumours peddling by mischievous individuals and organizations."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to deal decisively with members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
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The president urged Nigerians to expect an aggressive launch of attacks against the terrorists in their hideouts.
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