Buhari govt has ordered recruitment of ex-Boko Haram members into police, army – CAN

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The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the Buhari Government against implementation of a directive on alleged recruitment of repentant Boko Haram members.

CAN said it had information that a number of ex-terrorists were allegedly being considered for recruitment into the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Army.

Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on media CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, raises the alarm in a statement on Tuesday.

He wrote: “CAN is visibly disturbed at reports that the Federal Government has allegedly directed the Nigerian Army and Police to recruit some former members of Boko Haram terrorists who recently underwent deradicalisation programme.

“If it is true, CAN condemns such a policy in strong terms and ask the Federal Government, especially security agencies, to withdraw that directive which is capable of compromising the nation’s security system.”

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