African President Reveals Where Boko Haram Fighters Are Trained

Boko Haram fighters have been trained in Somalia before returning to West Africa, Somalia’s president told a security conference in Germany yesterday.

“Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent. There are proofs and evidence that (for) some time Boko Haram have been trained in Somalia and they went back to Nigeria,” President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said.

“The terrorists are so linked together, they are associated and so organised, (that) we the world we need to be so organised,” he added.
It was not clear from his comments whether he believed al Shabaab was still training Boko Haram fighters. Somalia, plagued by political in-fighting, corruption and attacks by al Shabaab insurgents, has recently made limited progress towards creating a functioning political system.
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Police Trained To Reintergrate Rescued Women To Society

The Force Gender Office of the Nigeria Police has conducted a capacity building training programme for Police Gender Desk Officers from the North East Commands.

The one-day exercise would involve the re-uniting and re-integration process of girls and women recently rescued from several terrorists camps in the Sambisa Forest.

According to the Police Public Relations Department, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, gave the approval of the training.

The office added that the training would enable the officers respond in the most professional manner to the needs of the rescued women and girls.

“Upon the approval of the Inspector-General of Police, the Force Gender Officer has conducted a one day capacity building training for Police Gender Desk Officers from the North East commands,” read a statement.

Police said this training would enable the officers respond in the most professional manner to the needs of the rescued women and girls from Sambisa Forest.

“These set of officers will also be involved in the re-uniting and re-integration process of the rescued persons,” the statement read.

The military recently handed over 275 rescued women and children rescued from the Boko Haram insurgents.

They have been handed over to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

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