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Nigerian Senator Proposes Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

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Nigerian Senators Seek Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

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Some repentant Boko Haram members (image courtesy: Nigerian Army)

The Senate President Thursday read a bill seeking the establishment of an agency for repentant members of Boko Haram terror group.

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Concise News understands that the bill, National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 340), was sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam from Yobe East.

It aims to create a national agency that would see to the rehabilitation, de-radicalisation, and integration of repentant terrorists in Nigeria.

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Senator Gaidam is the immediate past governor of Yobe, one of the states suffering attacks by the insurgents in Nigeria’s north-east.

Recall that a factional Boko Haram group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), invaded the Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi on 19 February, 2020, where they abducted over 100 schoolgirls.

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The girls, except Leah Sharibu, were later freed.

Leah was reported to have been held back by the insurgents for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

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