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The FG transfers terrorists to their states

The FG transfers terrorists to their states
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The FG is set to transfer rehabilitated repentant terrorists to their states.

613 low-risk, rehabilitated terrorists will be given to their state governments by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, for reintegration into society. The CDS stated at the fifth Stakeholders’ Meeting of Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC), held on Thursday in Abuja, that the OPSC is currently handling the deradicalization and rehabilitation of 613 clients. The CDS was represented at the meeting by Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, Chief of Defence Training and Operations. Before the clients were turned over to their state governments, he said, the gathering would in-depth discuss the Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme.

Irabor claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari created the OPSC in September 2015 as a platform for willing and repentant militants to give up their weapons and participate in a formal DRR program. Using the skills of over 17 services, ministries, departments, and agencies, the program, he continued, was a multi-agency and humanitarian operation that had the backing of friendly nations and local and international organizations. According to the CDS, the achievements of OPSC have persisted in the area and in the diaspora, piquing the interest of researchers from all over the world.

The receiving state governments should provide necessary support.

He advocated that the recipient state governments should offer the assistance that the ex-combatants need to get through this difficult transitioning period. He expressed confidence that, by coordinating closely with regional and established agencies, the states can use the security tools at their disposal to efficiently track and assess the reintegrated ex-combatants. In order to reduce or totally eliminate instances of recidivism, he also emphasizes how important it is for all parties involved in the reintegration processes to work together.

Continuing on, Irabor claimed that the Armed Forces had severely weakened the terrorist organizations Boko Haram and the Islamic State, confining them to a tiny area of the Sambisa Forest and isolated islands in Lake Chad. According to him, forces have continued to inflict significant casualties on the groups and their leadership through regular and effective air interdictions as well as carefully planned clearance operations on positively identified enemy strongholds. Numerous enemies have surrendered to the armed forces as a result of the pressure and confusion that these ongoing operations are continuing to exert on the enemy.

Some have been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Major General Joseph Maina, the OPSC coordinator, reported that since the program’s start in 2016, 1,573 customers, including 1,555 Nigerians and 18 foreigners from Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, had been processed satisfactorily. All of the overseas clients, according to Maina, have been returned to their home nations for reintegration. He added that five foreigners from Chad and Niger were included in the 613 customers who were transferred to the DRR camp to begin training on September 8, 2022.

19 of the clients, according to the OPSC coordinator, have been moved to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital neurological centre for specialized psychiatric care. According to Maina, the purpose of the conference was to develop plans for the clients’ orderly transfer to their national and state authorities for reintegration following graduation in February. All stakeholders would be fully informed on OPSC activities in general and the DRR Program in particular at the conclusion of this meeting.

The state would continue to assess the clients even after graduation.

In order to bring clients’ parents together and get communities ready to welcome them following deradicalization, the state has been working with OPSC, according to Mallam Bashiru Ahmad, Secretary to the Government of Adamawa. He explained that they were attending the stakeholders’ conference to consider what could be done to assure the program’s effectiveness and expressed confidence that the effort would produce the desired outcome. Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, the commissioner for women’s affairs and social development in Borno, stated that the state had received the majority of the remorseful terrorists since the program began. Gambo promised that even after the clients graduated from OPSC in Gombe, the state would still review them to make sure they were prepared for reintegration into their communities.


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22 days ago

The FG transfers terrorists to their states – The FG is set to transfer rehabilitated repentant terrorists to their states. – Express your point of view.

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22 days ago

Why releasing these terrorists whit old government they have repented all is gimmick,they are supposed to be jailed they are not suppose to be integrated back to the society.

Abusi
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22 days ago

Well it’s okay for them to be transfered do far they are the repentant ones, but they shouldn’t be released so they won’t cause havoc to the country again.

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22 days ago

At the fifth stakeholders meeting of operation Safe Corridor, which took place on Thursday in Abuja, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) made the announcement that the OPSC is now managing the deradicalization and rehabilitation of individuals.

Member
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22 days ago

It is to everyone’s advantage that the deradicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program will be the subject of in-depth conversation at this event.

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22 days ago

The successes of OPSC have been passed down through the generations both locally and among those who have left the region, piqueing the interest of academics from all over the world.

Member
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22 days ago

As for me I don’t believe any criminal deserve to be free a no matter the situation that the he /she has repented. A criminal will always be a criminal and they deserve to be prosecuted according to the law.

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8
22 days ago

Releasing the terrorists won’t be bad if only they are being adequately managed after their release.
the announcement that the OPSC is now managing the deradicalization and rehabilitation of individuals is a good one too.

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9
22 days ago

The FG transfers terrorists to their states. Imagine government releasing the terrorist. This government lack everything, government without vision and solution

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8
22 days ago

It is also necessary to underline how crucial it is for all parties involved in the reintegration processes to collaborate with one another in order to cut down on or completely eradicate cases of recidivism.

Member
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22 days ago

It is okay to be transfer to their state the repentant one but should not be release to the society and be causing trouble by doing something dangerous

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21 days ago

All this act of realising terrorist from correctional facility and say they want to send to society without any proper arrangement incase there is another break of law and other is not good at this time for Nigeria because crime is increasing everyday.

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8
21 days ago

The terrorist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State were seriously debilitated when the Armed Forces confined them to a small area of the Sambisa Forest and to islands in Lake Chad.

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8
21 days ago

Ex-combatants will require aid from the governments of the states that have accepted their former citizens as refugees in order to make it through this trying transitional time.

Member
8
21 days ago

It is acceptable for them to be transferred so long as they are the ones who have shown genuine contrition; nonetheless, they should not be released so that they do not wreak further damage on the country.

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21 days ago

Terrorists are sent back to their home states by the Federal Government. Imagine for a moment that the government let the terrorist go free. This regime is devoid of any and all capabilities, lacking both vision and solutions.

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21 days ago

Academics from throughout the world are interested in OPSC’s triumphs, which have been passed down through generations locally and abroad.

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21 days ago

The Armed Forces’ confinement of Boko Haram and the Islamic State to the Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad islands crippled them.

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20 days ago

The call for transferring of the terrorist to their various state sound suspecious.

Member
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20 days ago

I don’t buy the idea of federal government sending the repentance terrorist to their state. The federal government should make provision for them enhance they will go back to their terrorism.

Member
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20 days ago

In order to reduce or eliminate recidivism, it is also vital to emphasize how crucial it is for all parties involved in the reintegration processes to work together.

Member
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20 days ago

Because of the pressure and stress that these continuous operations continue to put on the enemy, many enemies have been captured by the armed forces.

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