The Nigerian Army has said that more than 600 low-risk repentant terrorists will be transferred to their various state governments for reintegration into the system.
PM News reports that Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, speaking at the fifth Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) Stakeholders Meeting on Thursday, January 5, confirmed that 613 repentant terrorists have They are currently in the process of deradicalization and rehabilitation.
Irabor, represented by the Chief of Defense Training and Operations, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, noted that low-risk insurgents are being rehabilitated by the OPSC.
The OPSC was established by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2015 as a window for willing and repentant terrorists to lay down their arms and undergo a structured DRR programme.
Irabor admitted that OPSC’s successes had continued to resonate within the region and the diaspora.
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According to him, it has also attracted the interest of researchers from all over the world.
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“It is also important to mention that upon graduating from the program, each client will be given some food and personal items, as well as a starter pack according to the trade learned during the training so that they can establish small businesses and start a new life. “
“We are optimistic that, working closely with local and traditional authorities, states can deploy security apparatuses at their disposal to effectively track and assess reintegrated ex-combatants.”