Nigerian Military to Offer Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Rehabilitation

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ABUJA, Nigeria (Baptist Press) Boko Haram members who surrender to the Nigerian military and repent of their terrorism will be offered rehabilitation, life skills and reintegration into society through government training camps, a Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ) spokesman told the BBC.

The DHQ plans to open two or three camps within the next few months, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar told the BBC, “to rehabilitate them to become good members of society…. Since they have shown remorse and come on board, I think it is our duty to ensure that we help them to become very productive members of this great country.”

As of April 7, about 800 Boko Haram militants had surrendered, suffering hunger, according to the DHQ.

A Baptist leader in the region, General Secretary Duro Ayanrinola of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, told Baptist Press the program is commendable, and might open doors for former fighters to hear the gospel.

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