Nigerian Military authorities have called on insurgents in the country to surrender so they can benefit from the government’s SAFE Corridor program.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media operations said the program is part of the carrot and stick approach to tacking insurgency.
The program, Operation Safe Corridor, inaugurated by Federal government through the Defence Headquarters in 2015 is aimed at rehabilitating repentant Boko Haram militants and integrating them back into their respective communities as productive law-abiding citizens.
Recently 602 former insurgents took an oath of allegiance to the sovereignty of Nigeria as a country. This happened after they completed their de-radicalization program.
The military authorities believed the programs provides the former insurgents a second chance at life, while troops in the front line continue to pound Boko haram locations. He called on the insurgents to surrender, ahead of a major offensive by troops.
Well over 1000 former insurgents have undergone the Safe Corridor program which has often been described as Amnesty for Boko Haram.