Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Friday, September,16th explained basis for administration’s continued care for families of Boko Haram insurgents, noting that the aim is to break the Boko Haram cycle of violence and secure the future of Borno State.
Shettima gave the explanation while receiving 355 breastfeeding children babies, 149 breastfeeding mothers and 62 under-aged evacuated by the the Nigerian Army from camps operated by Boko Haram insurgents in different parts of Borno State.
Majority of the the 566 persons are believed to be families of the insurgents saved after the military took over the camps during operations. It was the fourth time he received such families and detained suspects freed by the military.
The General Officer Commanding the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu handed over the the 566 children and adults to Governor Kashim Shettima at a rehabilitation and reintegration center newly opened by the Borno State Government in Maiduguri to give medical care, education and cater for the welfare of the families. The Government is working in partnership with the UNICEF, NEMA, security agencies and other stakeholders in the rehabilitation and reintegration program. Shettima said at the event. More here