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ICC Note: Nigeria is offering amnesty and forgiveness for hundreds of Boko Haram fighters who surrender and are demonstrating remorse for evil acts they committed while joined up with the militant Islamist terror group. Nigeria hopes to rehabilitate them as productive members of society, offering them training for new skills. Until now, surrender meant jail time for militants. Their seven-year insurgency has claimed upwards of 12,000 lives in Nigeria by conservative estimates and has particularly ravaged the Church, subjecting Christians to church arson, murder, kidnapping, and rape.

4/7/16 Nigeria (BBC) – Nigeria’s army says 800 militants from the Islamist Boko Haram group who have surrendered and shown remorse will be rehabilitated into society.

They would be profiled, documented and offered training in new skills at several camps currently being set up, the army spokesman told the BBC.

Until now militants who surrender have been held in jail awaiting trial.

The army has been criticised in the past for its treatment of Boko Haram insurgents and suspects.

Last June, Amnesty International said that 7,000 young men and boys had died in military detention in Nigeria since 2011.

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