43 Boko Haram insurgents who recently surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole were on Saturday air-lifted to join other repentant insurgents in Gombe.
The former members will undergo a deradicalization and rehabilitation programme under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor.
Speaking while handing them over to Operation Safe Corridor, Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru gave assurance that the repentant insurgents “will be given a new lease of life”.
He urged them to, “embrace and undertake the programme whole heartedly” to enable them benefit and positively reorient their views about the society.
General Attahiru called on all other insurgents to abandon their futile struggle and reject the hypocrisy of the Boko Haram leadership who live in affluence, while their foot soldiers die in hunger.
Over 70 Boko Haram insurgents, in July, surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East.