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FG Moves 101 Ex-Terrorists From Prison To Deradicalisation Camp

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

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

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.

The CDS said, “The council was also briefed that a total of 101 ex-combatants were taken to Operation Safe Corridor and currently undergoing the process of deradicalisation at the centre.

“These were ex-combatants that have been in detention for several years some of whom have served their terms, others were those who were awaiting trial because of the long time that they have been involved and in line with the procedure for handling anyone who has been exposed to terrorism and related offences.”

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