The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, said, on Thursday, that 602 repentant Boko Haram members have sworn oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Operation Safe Corridor.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known on Thursday during the weekly press briefing on military operations across the country.
He explained that the ex-insurgents, who have completed de-radicalization, rehabilitation and re-integration, DRR, programme at Malam Sidi Camp, took the oath before an 11 member quasi-judicial panel.
Enenche noted that the Oath of Allegiance is to emphasize their loyalty, discipline and obedience to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and thereby making a commitment.
He said: “The implication is that, at the end of the programme, if they commit any offence, they stand to forfeit all privileges and will be liable for offence against the State.”
He noted that: “Operation Safe Corridor has coordinated the DRR programme for 882 ex Boko Haram members, including the 280 earlier graduated.
“Thus, the message here is clear to others out there; surrender and be profiled accordingly for the DRR privilege.”