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FG explains why 101 reformed Boko Haram terrorists were transferred from Kirikiri Prison



101 convicted and awaiting trial terrorists were transferred from Lagos State’s Kirikiri maximum and medium centers to a deradicalization camp, according to the Federal Government.
According to Akahi News, a media report that the terrorists were involved in a swap deal for the release of travelers who were kidnapped on March 28 in Kaduna has sparked a number of reactions.
The source said that the released terrorists were aware of the recent Kuje jailbreak and had discussed their release prior to the election of a new administration.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, stated in an interview with State House Correspondents on Friday that the convicted terrorists were transferred to the camp from Kirikiri prison in order to continue their reintegration into society.
After President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Council (NSC) meeting at Aso Villa in Abuja, Irabor made the disclosure.
According to Irabor, the ex-terrorists were transferred from the custodial center to Operation Safe Corridor, which was established to receive terrorists who have confessed their crimes.
“The council was also briefed that a total of 101 ex-combatants were taken to Operation Safe Corridor and are currently undergoing the process of deradicalisation at the center,” the CDS added. “The convicted insurgents are currently undergoing the process of deradicalisation at the center before they are reintegrated into the society.”
“These were ex-combatants who have been in detention for several years, some of whom have served their sentences, and others were awaiting trial in accordance with the procedure for handling anyone who has been exposed to terrorism and related offenses.”


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