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400 anti-Boko Haram militias enlisted into Nigerian Army

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Jude Johnson

About 400 anti-Boko Haram militias popularly known as Civilian-JTF have been enlisted into the Nigerian Armed forces, government officials has revealed.

The Borno State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan has said that 400 former members of the Civilian-JTF that supported military in counter-insurgency operations were enlisted into the Nigerian Army.

Lawan disclosed this while addressing 103 newly recruited soldiers that completed their training at the Nigerian Army Training Depot at the Government House, Maiduguri

He said the recruitment of the vigilantes (Civilian-JTF) was facilitated by the state government to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

Credits |The Guardian


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