niger: the repentant ones
Since June 2017, 132 former Boko Haram combatants and their families have been held in an internment camp a few kilometers from Goudoumaria, Niger in a program, partially funded by the State Department, hoping to rehabilitate the men and prepare them for life back in society. But, due to financial and operational delays, the men have yet to be trained in any useful skill and wait with growing frustration with the promise of amnesty and a new life.
"To them, their detention seems like it may be everlasting. We have promised them training and reintegration, but instead we have put them in an oven and forgotten about them" said Captain Moussa GArba Hassan, a Nigerien military official who overseens the camp.
(Washington Post November 2018)