601 Ex Boko Haram insurgents graduate in Gombe
Batch 4/2019, Deradicalized Ex Boko Haram combatants, had their graduation ceremony today, at the Operation Safe Corridor Mallam Sidi in Gombe state .
The Ex insurgents, all 601 in number, completed a de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program organized by Operation Safe Corridor and denounced their membership of the insurgent group at the Malam Sidi Camp in Gombe State on Monday, July 13.
The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor , Major General Bamidele Shafa, speaking at the event, said that out of the 601 graduands that arrived at the camp on 27 November and 14 December 2019, 592 are Nigerians from 10 states of the federation while 14 are foreign Nationals from Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
He added that out of this number, three died of health complications while one was referred for further medical treatment at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.
The 601 Repentant Boko Haram Members were been given N20,000 stipends and some basic equipment to practise their respective vocations.