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Nigerian Army re-integrates 155 ex-Boko Haram Members into society

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Godsgift Onyedinefu 

The Nigerian Army authorities announced that 155 ex-Boko Haram members were now ready to be reintegrated into larger society following completion of their rehabilitation programme.

The Camp Commandant, Colonel BMG Martins, disclosed this in Gombe State on Saturday.

He said that the 155 ex terrorists who arrived the camp on December 22, 2017, have completed the programme, and will be handed over to their respective state authorities.

He said, “On arrival at the camp, they were made to go through spiritual counseling, psychotherapy and drug abuse intervention.

“They were also introduced to western education, arts, social works and sports, against Boko Haram ideologies.

“So far, the following have been with the clients that are graduating from the programme today, they were enthusiastic with the programme, the drug abuse intervention has proved effective with clients who have history of drug abuse, they showed great interest in sports, arts, vocational works and western education and their extremist ideologies are being transformed in order to conform with the acceptable norms and teachings of their religion.”

He further said that the Camp had elements from different ministries, departments and agencies who worked assiduously to achieve a common goal comprising of professionals from the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Drug counsellors, clergies, interpreters, psychologists, social workers, educationists, vocational experts, sports and recreations, art therapists and medicals.

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