Senate Moves To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

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The Senate has initiated plans to establish a rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration agency that would cater for repentant Boko Haram members in the country.

Boko Haram
Islamic Militant group, Boko Haram

A bill, sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East senatorial district, was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.

Also Read: Why We Are Rehabilitating Ex-Boko Haram Members: Borno Commissioner

Introduction of the bill by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, attracted reactions from the lawmakers during plenary.

However, the bill, scaled first reading after it was put to a voice vote by the Deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over plenary.

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