DHQ denies recruitment of ex-Boko Haram fighters into the

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

The Defence Headquarters has described as unfounded, reports that repented Boko Haram fighters are being recruited into the Nigerian Army.

It said that apart from de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of the ex-Boko Haram insurgents, which is under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non- kinetic operation, there was no such plan of recruting repented Boko Haram fighters.

The Defence Headquarters also disclosed that it is only the 250 Boko Haram fighters who willingly surrendered to government troops that have been de-radicalized and reintegrated into the society “and are doing well in their respective communities”.

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According to a statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu , “the Defence Headquarters has been notified of false information peddled in some online media, insinuating that…

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