Army Denies Enlisting Repentant Boko Haram Members

Says the report to that effect on social media was born out of mischief.
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The Nigerian Army has emphatically stated that it has not incorporated repentant Boko Haram members into its ranks, countering a social media report that claimed otherwise as a product of mischief.

This clarification came in light of allegations that a former Boko Haram terrorist, who had supposedly renounced his ties to the group, brutally murdered his girlfriend.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, addressed these claims in a press statement issued to journalists. The statement highlighted, "The Nigerian Army's attention has been drawn to an article published by an online media outlet on Saturday, April 13, 2024, with the headline, 'Repented Boko Haram Member enrolled in the Nigerian Army cut woman’s throat in Enugu Barracks, Hides Corpse.”

While expressing deep regret over the tragic loss of a young woman at the hands of a man she was romantically involved with, the Army emphasized the need to correct the false accusation made by the publication.

The statement stressed that at no time has the Nigerian Army enlisted former Boko Haram members. Instead, it has recognized the contributions of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), who have shown commendable moral conduct and patriotism in combating terrorism and insurgency in the North East.

Members of the CJTF considered for recognition have demonstrated commitment and loyalty to the service and the nation.

The unfortunate murder of Miss Hauwakulu Tabra by Private Adamu Muhammad occurred on the night of Thursday, April 11, 2024, with her body found within the barracks the following day.

Initial investigations have revealed that Private Muhammad is responsible for Miss Tabra's death, and he is currently detained as inquiries continue to determine the motive for his actions.

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