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Boko Haram fighters can reintegrate “with right approach”

Many young fighters belonging to the extremist Boko Haram group can be convinced to return to their communities “with the right approach”.

That’s what Hamsatu Allamin, negotiator and peacemaker from the town of Maiduguru in Nigeria, said when asked about the possibility of reintegrating them.

During the rise of the militant group, and after witnessing the counter-productive strategies employed by the government forces, she decided to engage these men and boys to stop the violence.