ZULUM: I’M 100 PERCENT CONFIDENT ABOUT SINCERITY OF REPENTANT INSURGENTS
Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, says he is sure about the sincerity of repentant insurgents.
Zulum spoke on Wednesday while addressing state house correspondents after the inauguration of the presidential committee on the repatriation, return, and resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.
The military had, in 2016, launched operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the rehabilitation of ex-insurgents.
The aim of the operation is to reintegrate repentant insurgents into society, and more than 500 persons are said to have completed the program.
As of November 2021, the Nigerian Army had said over 17,000 insurgents had surrendered to troops. Speaking on the rehabilitation program, Zulum said it has yielded positive results.