The graduation ceremony for Batch 4/2019 deradicalized former Boko Haram combatants took place at the Operation Safe Corridor Mallam Sidi in Gombe state today Saturday, July 25.
The former insurgents, all 601 in number, completed a de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program organized by Operation Safe Corridor and denounced their membership of the insurgent group at the Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State on Monday, July 13.
The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa said that out of the 601 graduands that arrived at the camp on 27 November and 14 December 2019, 592 are Nigerians from 10 states of the federation while 14 are foreign Nationals from Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. Shafa added that out of this number, three died of health complications while one was referred for further medical treatment at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.
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