Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, has blasted Buhari’s administration over the reintegration of ex-Boko Haram fighters into the society, says terrorist will never repent as he demands end of the programme.
Borno residents had kicked against reintegration of Boko Haram terrorists, said instead of bringing them back to the society, FG should take them to the government house.
The military had in 2016 launched Operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the deradicalization and rehabilitation of ex-Boko Haram fighters in the society.
However, in July, Army said it completed de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) of 600 ex-terrorists.
But while speaking on a BBC Hausa service programme, Ndume asked the government to stop rehabilitating ex-insurgents because they would never repent.
“This government’s programme is unacceptable to our people. The right thing is to stop it, forthwith,” he said.
“Not that they even apologised to you, they apologised to the government with the thinking that government has failed and that is why they are being pampered,” he said.
“They are like Kharajites. Many among those released have since run away. They will never repent.
“The government should know what to do about them. But not re-introducing someone to you, who has killed your parent, or your relations.
“If there is sincerity of purpose in this, those in the IDP camps should be trained in various trades and vocation so that they could start life again.”