FG Begins Skill Acquisition Exercise For 800,000 Repentant Boko Haram Members


Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sidi on Monday, revealed that about 800,000 repented members of the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram, are presently being trained by the Buhari led government.

Sidi who made this announcement at a two-day Public Hearing on the North East Development Commission Bill, 2016 revealed that the skill acquisition training was handled by the military and monitored by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

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Responding to the comment of Hon. Kaka Kyari Gujbawu, a former member of the House of Representatives, about the  general amnesty for returning Boko Haram insurgents, said:

It is not true that the Federal Government has no amnesty package. There is what is called safe corridor.
I do know that 800 plus (Boko Haram) have been registered. I don’t want to be specific. They have exited Boko Haram through the window. They are currently receiving various skill acquisition training. The military is handling it. It is being monitored by the Office of the CDS.

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