Graduation ceremony for 601 former Boko Haram terrorist members that voluntarily laid down their arms have graduated from the federal government’s de-radicalization and rehabilitation program.
The graduation ceremony took place at the operation safe corridor camp in Gombe where the governors of Borno and Gombe State called on Boko Haram members still fighting to lay down their arms and embrace peace.
“On arrival at the camp, the clients went through documentation processes to obtain vital background information after which they were subjected to comprehensive medical screening to determine their health status“
“Their DNA samples were also collected while their biometrics were captured on National Data using the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC) facilities for future references. The background information serves as guide for the experts; Local Treatment Team (LTT) to properly place the clients for treatment therapies and vocational training. The LTT are specialised experts in various fields of deradicalisation and rehabilitation therapies drawn from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS),” he said
See more photos from the graduation ceremony below.