Some of the 155 rehabilitated ex-Boko Haram members during their graduation and discharge ceremony in Gombe yesterday Photo: NAN.

The Nigerian Army has handed over 155 former Boko Haram fighters to representatives of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state government to be reintegrated into their communities.

Major General Bamidele  Shafa, the coordinator of the programme, disclosed this on Saturday at a graduation ceremony of repentant Boko Haram fighters in Gombe State, northern Nigeria

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The repentant fighters were released to join their families after an 11-month De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDR) programme, coded Operation Safe Corridor.

Shafa said the repentant members who surrendered themselves to the Nigerian Army were reintegrated into their respective communities after the programme.

The coordinator of the programme said the former fighters are the second batch to be handed over to their respective state governments since the inception of the programme in 2016.

Shafa coordinator called on other Boko Haram fighters still in the bush to come out and surrender to the Nigerian Army so as to be reformed.