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CAN rejects moves by FG to recruit ex-Boko Haram members into Army, Police

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has opposed reported moves by the Federal Government to recruit some former members of Boko Haram terrorists who recently underwent deradicalisation programme into the Nigerian Army and Police force.

In a statement signed and released by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the President of CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, said on Tuesday that if it the reports are indeed true, the Christian body opposes it in all its entirety. He said such move is capable of undermining the nation’s security system.

“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,” Ayokunle said in the statement

The Federal government is yet to deny or confirm the allegation.

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