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Military To Prosecute 886 Boko Haram Terrorists As 323 Udergo Deradicalisation

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The Nigerian Military authorities stated they’ve concluded preparations to prosecute over 886 radical fighters of the Boko Haram terrorist group because the counter-insurgency battle has continued to yield very optimistic leads to its renewed operations to wipe out terrorism within the nation.

This is simply as one other 323 terrorists, who willingly gave up their arms to embrace peace, had been present process the Federal Government’s programme on De-Radicalization, Demobilization and Rehabilitation (DDR) in Gombe State.

Theatre Commander, North-East Joint Operation, HADIN KAI, Major General Christopher Musa, who made this identified on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State, stated over 82,237 terrorists and their relations have to date surrendered to troops in varied areas within the North-East since July 2021.

Gen. Musa, who described the 886 detained Boko Haram terrorists as “hardened”, stated preparations have been concluded to switch them to Giwa Project at Kainji in Niger State, for prosecution.

He additionally stated a complete 180 out of the 276 kidnapped Chibok faculty irls in 2014, have been rescued whereas 96 of the ladies had been nonetheless unaccounted for, including that troopers have to date rescued 2,018 kidnapped individuals, comprising 339 grownup males, 660 grownup females and 1,019 kids within the final one the 12 months.

The Theater Commander spoke by way of the Acting Theater Intelligence Coordinator, Colonel Obinna Azuike, whereas briefing journalists on the successes to date recorded within the ongoing counter insurgency operations within the North-East.

He stated stated a complete of 1,893, terrorists had been being detained on the the Giwa Centre.

According to him, “Out of the surrendered persons, 16,577 were active male fighters, 24,499 are women, while 41,161 are children.”

He stated to date, over 2,018 kidnapped individuals, comprising 339 grownup males, 660 grownup females and 1,019 kids have been rescued by troops within the final one the 12 months.

He stated, “Information obtained from detailed debriefings of the surrendered terrorists are being frequently factored into the operations of the theatre. Such debriefings are routinely undertaken as extra fighters proceed to give up of their numbers.

“Also, the commencement of a comprehensive Disarmament, De-radicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration programme by the Borno State government, in conjunction with International Organizations and Op Safe Corridor, will positively encourage the surrender of more persons and will be a catalyst to the ongoing peace process.”

Giving an replace on the variety of the kidnapped schoolgirls from Government Secondary School Chibok, he stated: “Troops of OPHK have inside this 12 months alone, rescued 11 of the kidnapped 2014 GGSS Chibok women. The first of the ladies, Hauwa Joseph, was intercepted alongside together with her baby at Ngazua in Bama on June 12, 20 22 by troops of OPHK.

“Secondly, Miss Mary Dauda was rescued alongside together with her baby at Gava in Gwoza LGA of Borno State on June 14, 2022, by personal troops.

“Similarly, on June 27, 20 22, the third Chibok girl, named Ruth Bitrus, and her child escaped from Ukuba BHT camp in Sambisa and was rescued by own troops in Bama.”

Continuing, Gen Musa stated: “On 25 July 25, 20 22, troops additionally rescued two Chibok women, named Kauna Luka, and Hanatu Musa with their kids at Aulari in Bama common space.

“Also, the sixth Chibok woman, named Aisha Grema (pregnant) together with her 4 year-old baby, was rescued by troops in Bama on August 12, 20 22. Aisha Grema hails from Mbalala village in Chibok LGA.

“The seventh Chibok woman to be rescued this 12 months was Falmata Lawal and her baby who was rescued by personal troops in Bama common space on August 30, 2022. Miss Falmata Lawal hails from Chigi village in Chibok LGA.

“On September 1, 2022, troops additionally rescued Miss Asabe Ali and her baby who escaped from a BHT camp in Gazuwa, Bama LGSA.

“Also, the ninth Chibok woman rescued was Miss Jinkai Yama together with three of her kids in Bama on September 2, 2022.

“Additionally, Miss Yana Pogu was the tenth woman rescued alongside together with her 4 kids, whereas Miss Rejoice Senki was rescued together with her two kids.

“The rescued women had been handed over to the Borno State authorities after complete medical examination and preliminary provision of psycho-social help from the Theatre.

“The statistics of the 276 kidnapped Chibok School women signifies that 57 women escaped in 2014, 107 women launched in 2018; three recovered in 2019; two recovered in 2021 and 11 women rescued to date in 2022.

“This brings to a complete 180 Chibok women out of captivity, remaining 96 women nonetheless unaccounted for. At current, over 2,018 individuals, comprising 339 grownup males, 660 grownup females and 1,019 kids have been rescued from terrorists’ captivity throughout the 12 months.

”The Theatre Command OPHK will proceed in its quest to rescue different individuals held in captivity.

“Additionally, the centre is presently partnering with the Lake Chad Basin Support Programme to determine a database for the preservation of battlefield proof, forensic investigations, and capability constructing for personnel.

“This would deal with the inherent challenges related to the prosecution of suspected terrorists. Also, the centre has launched fundamental training and ability acquisition programmes for minors and grownup detainees in a bid to maintain them engaged, helpful and valued.

“Physical coaching workout routines and the power to re-establish and restore household hyperlinks with their family members can be being performed within the centre, along side the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC.

“These developments have yielded very positive results among the suspects and equally attracted commendations from other partnering organizations.”

Speaking on the humanitarian situations on the holding facilities, he stated “The present humanitarian scenario throughout the holding centres has remained comparatively calm because the cholera outbreak of September this 12 months.

“The epidemic resulted within the loss of life of 62 males, 44 ladies and 96 kids, bringing to a complete of 202 deaths.

“Nevertheless, the situation has since been brought under control, with efforts from the State Ministry of Health and several NGOs in the state.”

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