The Nigerian Government has explained efforts being taken at deradicalizing convicted Boko Haram terrorists,
Amb. Samson Itegoje, deputy ambassador to the United Nation, said a range of expert psychologists, counsellors and Islamic scholars are working to rehabilitate the convicts.
“We are also working assiduously with the affected communities to design economic revitalization programmes targeted at people most affected by terrorism and violent extremism,” he said.
Itegoje made the statement to the UN Security Council while presenting Nigeria’s statement on the recent visit to Nigeria of the Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and other envoys.
He also assured the Council of government’s determination to rescue the remain women in Boko Haram captivity, while saying effort at rehabilitating the 82 recently freed Chibok girls.
“Having regained their freedom, it is equally important that they regain their self-esteem and be assisted to return to their families and back to their schools.
“Furthermore, emergency teams of psycho-social counselors and health professionals have been dispatched to the northeast to assist with the profiling of victims for appropriate therapies,” he said among other things.