As the rumor of the attempt by the Federal Government of Nigeria to recruit some ex Boko Haram members who recently underwent a deradicalization programme into the Nigerian Armed forces fill the air, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has opposed such move by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In a statement signed and released by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the President of CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, pointed out that if it the reports are indeed true, the Christian body opposes it in all its entirety. He went further to remark that 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 a deradicalization 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
However, the Federal government is yet to deny or confirm the allegation.