Nigeria’s Defence Ministry has started a programme “Operation Safe Corridor”, aimed at rehabilitating former fighters of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The programme is part of efforts by the government to counter the insurgency being waged by the militant group since 2009.
Acting Director of Defence Information, General Rabe Abubakar said the programme will focus on helping members of the terrorist group who want to be absolved into the society, reports the Nigerian Voice.
“The main focus of Operation Safe Corridor is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant and the surrendering Boko Haram members back into normal life in the society”.
He said the repentant members will be taken through various vocational training so that they can be useful to themselves and be gainfully employed as well as contribute to the growth of their communities.