At least 602 members of the Boko Haram insurgents have renounced their membership from the group and swore an oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to Daily post report, the ex-insurgents who have completed a de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration program renounce their membership of the insurgents group at at the Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State.
It was gathered that the repented Boko Haram fighters renounced their membership of the insurgents group in the presence of an 11-man Quasi-Judicial Panel headed by Justice Nehizena Afolabi, of the Federal High Court, Gombe.
Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, the Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, who spoke at the event said, the repented insurgents apprearance before the judicial panel was a obligatory, before their reintegration into the society.
“The panel is for the clients to appear before it to confess their pasts and denounce their membership of Boko Haram, Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) as the case may be.
“And swear Oath of Allegiance to be loyal, disciplined and obedient citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and then make a commitment.
“The commitment is that at the end of the program, where they commit any offence, they stand to forfeit all privileges that they have acquired today and will be liable for an offence against the State.”