Senator Ali Ndume has faulted the Federal Government’s amnesty for repentant Boko Haram insurgents. The senator stated this following report of a repentant Boko Haram member, who killed his father, stole his wealth and disappeared after reintegration. The lawmaker representing Borno South in the National Assembly alleged that most of the insurgents recently integrated into the community had gone back to their old ways. Ndume said the programme was unacceptable, calling on the government to stop forthwith.
Speaking in a BBC Hausa programme monitored in Kaduna on Wednesday, he queried the rationale behind government investing hugely on repentant insurgents. Ndume’s comments have sparked conversations on twitter, and a need to review the government’s rehabilitation of insurgents.