Military authorities have opened a camp for repentant members of the Boko Haram Sect.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, told Huhuonline.com on Saturday that the military authorities had not disclosed where the camp was located for security reasons.
He said it was the expectations of the military that more members of the Boko Haram sect would surrender when they discovered the way those in the camp were being treated in line with global best practices.
According to him, the military authorities were working round the clock to ensure that the necessary things were available in the camp.
He said, “Definitely, the camp is there, and we are working round the clock to fix everything, and all what is required will be there and then we will move.
“The camp is open, whether in Borno, in Mubi, in Jigawa; the camp is the camp and we have opened it, and people will come to know where the camp is.
“We’d not want to disclose where the camp is for security reasons.
“We hope that more would surrender when the set of those who surrendered are being treated in line with global best practices, that would attract them.”
Rabe Abubakar had said that on 6th April 2016 that 800 members of the Boko Haram Sect had surrendered to the military in three weeks.
Abubakar spoke a day after the Defence authorities announced the establishment of a camp under Operation Safe Corridor to rehabilitate and integrate repentant members of the Boko Haram sect into the society.
Abubakar had said then that the insurgents would be made to go through vocational training and empowerment for re-integration into the society.