Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings following the disclosure by the federal government to reintegrate 613 repentant terrorists after their rehabilitation.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, disclosed this during the fifth stakeholders’ meeting of Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC), on Thursday in Abuja.
Irabor who was represented by the Chief of Defence Training and Operation, Maj Gen Adeyemi Yekini, said the 613 rehabilitated terrorists were currently undergoing deradicalisation and rehabilitation handled by the OPSC.
The CDS said that the meeting would exhaustively discuss the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme ahead of the transfer of the rehabilitated clients to their state governments.
However, the decision has unsettled some Nigerians who are afraid of the terrorists having a relapse and going back to continue with their mayhem.One of the northern elites who preferred anonymity, said the idea is a bad one and asked the government to establish modalities to monitor them.