Cameroon President Paul Biya donates materials to former members of the Boko Haram terrorist group who had laid down their arms.
The gifts which were presented to the former fighters in the Meri Council far northern region of Cameroon included sewing machines, wheelbarrows, freezers, refrigerators, a motorbike, photocopying machines, boots, masks against dust.
The material gifts according to government officials were to enable them to return to their feet.
A spokesperson for the ex-combatants who declined to give his name said the materials would enable the recipients to contribute towards the economic development of Cameroon and the promotion of living together.
The spokesperson of the former Boko Haram fighters reaffirmed the determination of his colleagues to do whatever is possible to invite those who are still at large to report to the Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reinsertion (DDR) Centre in Meri.
Camille Mouthe a Bidias, Cameroon’s Director-General of the National Employment Fund who took part in the ceremony promised to within a few days send a team to study how-to guide and train the former fighters in order to open opportunities for employment to those who have chosen a peaceful life.