DHQ speaks on recruiting ex-Boko Haram members into Nigerian army



The Defence Headquarters has reacted to reports making the rounds that repented Boko Haram fighters are being recruited into the Nigerian Army.

In a statement signed by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu described the report as unfounded

DHQ explained that apart from de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of the ex-Boko Haram insurgents, there was no such plan of recruiting repentant 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.”

The statement read: “The Defence Headquarters has been notified of false…



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