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NIMC: We Have Registered 900 Repentant Boko Haram Members


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
says it has registered about 900 repentant Boko Haram
members.
In a statement on Monday, NIMC said as a strategic partner
in the effort at tackling the security challenges in the
country, it will provide reliable and secure data of repentant
Boko Haram members who have been reintegrated into
society.
Aliyu Aziz, director-general of the commission, reiterated
the agency’s readiness to provide “accurate, secured and
verifiable data when needed” .
“The commission has the capacity to support the FG in the
ongoing war against security challenges through its
functional and world-class verification and authentication
services residual in its modern and up-to-date database,”
he said.
John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations,
said NIMC is one of the agencies involved in the
deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration process of
ex-Boko Haram members.
Enenche said no repentant Boko Haram member will evade
arrest if they renege on their pledge to give up arms,
particularly with their data captured by NIMC.
“The National Identity Management Commission is one of
the agencies involved in the DRR process capturing of all
repentant Boko Haram combatants on its data making it
easy for them to be traced in any unfortunate incident,” he
said.
Eneche had said 603 repentant Boko Haram members
would be reintegrated into their communities in July after
the completion of their rehabilitation programme.

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