The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said it had set up a rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram members under an exercise known as ‘Operation Safe Corridor’.
The Director, Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, made this known in a statement.
According to the statement, the camp’s establishment was in furtherance of government’s efforts to rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered and repentant Boko Haram members.
Mr. Abubakar, a Brigadier General, said “The main focus of Operation Safe Corridor is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant and the surrendering Boko Haram members back into normal life in the society”.
He added: “The repentant terrorists in the camp will be taken through various vocational trainings so that they can be useful to themselves and be empowered to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their fatherland”.
The Defence spokesman urged insurgents who are still carrying arms against their fellow citizens to repent and benefit from the numerous opportunities offered by the camp.
He warned that the military’s final onslaught against the remnants of the Boko Haram group would be sustained until they are completely neutralized.
“The reluctant Boko Haram members should therefore see wisdom in surrendering now, thereby saving themselves from the imminent calamity that is about to fall on them in the event of the military mop-up if they continue in their unwholesome acts”, he said.