Nigerian military denies recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters


The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-redicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerian military.

The Acting Director of Defence Information, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Nwachukwu described the information being peddled on social media as false and misleading, urging Nigerians to disregard it in its entirety.

According to him, DHQ wishes to state that the claims are not only bereft of truth, but laced with mediocrity emanating from poorly researched and uninformed position.

“Contrary to his claims, no Boko Haram ex-fighter has been recruited into the Nigerian military and no such plan is in the offing.

“The de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration programme is a Federal Government programme…



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