Abdulwahab Usman, one of the repentant Boko Haram fighters, says he did not expect the care he got from the federal government.
Usman, who hails from Bama in Borno state, is one of the 602 ex-Boko Haram members who completed a de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) programme in July.
The military had in 2016 launched Operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of ex-Boko Haram members.
Usman, according to PUNCH, said he can’t remember the number of people he had killed as they were many, and despite this, the government spared them upon surrendering.
“None of us was killed during the de-radicalisation process. I really enjoyed my stay in the camp because many of us were not expecting such hospitality from the Nigerian government. We were well taken care of,” he said.