The Federal Government’s De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration (DRR) Program has successfully graduated a total of 2,168 repentant Boko Haram members in Gombe State.
Col. Abiodun Johnson, the Commandant of the DRR Camp, Operation Safe Corridor, made the announcement while receiving the Borno Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur, who was on a courtesy visit.
Johnson explained that the repentant individuals underwent a comprehensive process, including medical screening, psychological and psycho-spiritual counseling, sports therapy, drug abuse counseling and western education programs.
He further explained that the ex-Boko Haram insurgents, during the six months period, also received training in vocational skills, such as carpentry, cap knitting, shoe making, tailoring and electrification. Additionally, they were required to engage in farming as a compulsory trade within the camp.
The commandant explained that the DRR program was divided into different phases – initial documentation, initial medical testing, intelligence profiling, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) profiling, biometrics, and data capture.