LAGOS: A rehabilitation camp for hundreds of Boko Haram militants who have surrendered to the Nigerian military is set to open later in April, a military spokesman told on Friday.
More than 800 fighters are expected to receive rehabilitation and skills training in the camp, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said.
“It is going to be a huge exercise,” he added.
“The establishment of the camp is in line with best global practices, to rehabilitate those fighters who surrendered or are captured in a war situation.”
The camp will “empower, deradicalise, retrain and reintegrate” Boko Haram fighters who have laid down their arms, Abubakar told.