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Senate receives bill seeking agency for repentant Boko Haram

Senator Ibrahim Gaidam representing Yobe East Senatorial District has sponsored a bill seeking the establishment of an agency for repentant members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Senator Gaidam emphasized the urgent need for bill, during Thursday plenary and the bill was read for the first time in the upper chamber.

The proposed agency, according to Senator Gaidam, would provide education for insurgents.

The bill is captioned ‘National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020. 

The bill was aimed at creating a national agency that would rehabilitation, de-radicalization, and integration of repentant insurgents.

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