The government says it will rehabilitate and reintegrate the former fighters into society.
But the plan has divided people who have suffered unimaginable atrocities during the 12-year conflict.
In the last two months, about 6,000 fighters and their families surrendered due to renewed ground and aerial offensive by Nigerian troops.
Hundreds of thousands have already been returned to their towns and villages to homes being rebuilt by the government.
For now, officials seem determined to speed up the process of rebuilding trust - hoping it could break Boko Haram’s fighting spirit and bring lasting peace.
Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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