Senator Ali Ndume from Borno State and also the Chairman of Senate Committee on Army has expressed his displeasure in how the Nigerian government is giving so-called repentant Boko-Haram members amnesty as he urged the government to stop such amnesty.
He said, this while reacting to the defense of budget by the Nigerian Army as he recalled how Boko-Haram laid ambush and killed Colonel D.C. Bako one of the commanders of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on September 20 and killed a host of others in Borno State.
Ndume said, “I am in disagreement with the government on the issue of de-radicalizing and reintegrating (Boko Haram repentants). I still maintain that. You can’t be resettling people, pampering them while the war is on. The committee is on the same page and I believe many Nigerians are on the same page with this.
“In my village, mallams, not ordinary Muslims, elders above 60, 75 of them were taken to an abattoir and slaughtered by Boko Haram. Can you imagine that the Nigerian Army or the Nigerian Government is saying that because these people have gone to repent or they say they have their hands up, you bring them back and pamper them?
“In addition to that, the recent attack in Damboa was carried out by a repentant (Boko Haram) giving information as to the movement of the army, the general that was killed was a victim.”