FEC Meeting: 101 Ex-Terrorists Moved From Prison to Camp before Re-uniting with Society

Written by on October 15, 2022

The Federal Government on Friday said 101 convicted terrorists and those awaiting trial have been moved from custodial centre to a deradicalisation camp for onward reintegration into the society.

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at Aso Villa in Abuja.

Irabor and some ministers including Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; attended the NSC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Irabor; “The council was also briefed that a total of 101 Ex Combatants were taken to operation safe corridor and are currently undergoing the process of deradicalization at the centre”

However, speaking on Friday, Irabor said the ex-combatants were moved from custodial centre to Operation Safe Corridor which was established by the Federal Government in 2016 to receive repentant terrorists.

It could be recalled that Controversy had surrounded the release of convicted terrorists after the violent attack of March 28 and the abduction of train travellers en-route Kaduna from Abuja with the last batch of their abductees gaining freedom on the 5th of October.


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