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1,600 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters have learnt trades: Lai Mohammed

1,600 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters have learnt trades: Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime says at least 1,600 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters have learnt trades and are reintegrated into society.

Specifically, information minister Lai Mohammed, said in London during his engagements with international media houses, disclosed that the regime had been successful in stemming the tide of insurgency in Nigeria.

Mr Mohammed told the media houses that the regime would leave no stone unturned to tackle worsening insecurity.

“The success of our gallant military has resulted in about 51,000 insurgents surrendering between January and March this year alone,” claimed the minister. “We have also been able to reintegrate about 1,600 former fighters who had been able to learn one trade or the other.”

The minister is in London to engage the media and think-tank on the progress the administration is making in various endeavours.

Speaking on the outcome of his engagements with Reuters, The Economist and Times of London, the minister said issues on security, economy, fighting corruption and power sector took the centre stage.

Mr Mohammed said Mr Buhari’s regime had been able to solve the perennial farmers-herdsmen violence.

“Our solutions which can be found in the National Livestock Transformation Plan have ranching at its core. All we are asking for is for states to cooperate more with the federal government to ensure that ranching takes place in their states,” stated the minister.

He added, “Evidence has shown that in the states where ranching has been put in place, have less conflicts than the others.”

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette.

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