ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
602 repentant Boko Haram members, on Monday, renounced their membership of the group and swore Oath of Allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria this take place at Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami Local Government area of Gombe State.
According to Bamidele Shafa, a major general and Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, “The panel is for the clients to appear before it to confess their pasts and denounce their membership of Boko Haram, Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) as the case maybe.
“And swear Oath of Allegiance to be loyal, disciplined and obedient citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and then make a commitment.
“The commitment is that at the end of the programme, where they commit any offence, they stand to forfeit all privileges that they have acquired today and will be liable for offence against the State.”
The Borno State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zuwaira Gambo indicated, “We will provide them with psycho-social supports, continue with religious admonition in order to make them good citizens of the country.
“We will also give them starter packs to help them practice the skills that had been acquired in the camp here.”