The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the Boko Haram Terrorists and ISWAP members abandoned 72 people at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State on May 10.
They include 33 women and 39 children who have been taken into the custody of troops said Maj-Gen John Enenche, coordinator of Defence media operations for “further action”.
It revealed that a total 280 people have gone through the “deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration” programme for ex-fighters linked to Boko Haram before being reintegrated into society as part of the Operation Safe Corridor.
Twenty-five of them were repatriated to Niger Republic, and others are due to pass out this June. The operation is calling on fighters to surrender and asking parents, traditional rulers community, opinion and religious leaders to urge their wards not to succumb to inducements by Boko Haram to be recruited.