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Over 25 Former Boko Haram Insurgents Return To Nigeria From Niger

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Some of the repentant Boko Haram fighters. Image credit: Channels TV

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Over twenty-five repentant members of Boko Haram have returned to Nigeria after authorities in Niger Republic handed them over to the Nigerian government.

Concise News reports that the Nigerien government had asked the Nigerian government to come and evacuate the former insurgents.

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The repentant Boko Haram fighters arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday in company with their wives and children.

They were also accompanied to Maiduguri by the Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa.

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On arrival, General Shafa handed over the repentant insurgents to the Borno State government through the Ministry of Women Affairs, for profiling and rehabilitation.

He also called on other insurgents still fighting in the forest to take advantage of the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor to drop their arms and give peace a chance.

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In her remarks, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo, said the state government has equipped a rehabilitation centre where the returnees would have access to psychosocial support and skills acquisition.

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