- Senator Shehu Sani advised that deradicalised and repentant terrorists should be provided with jobs or capital for business
- The former lawmaker said this move will ensure they don't return to the path of terrorism and violence
- Some Nigerians have criticised the federal government for releasing some repentant Boko Haram back into the society
Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the eighth Senate, has given advice on what should be done for repentant members of the Boko Haram insurgency who are being released to the society.
Many Nigerians have criticised the federal government for releasing some repentant Boko Haram members who have reportedly gone through deradicalisation and rehabilitation, saying such action can worsen the country's security situation.
Sani in his own advice which he posted on Twitter on Wednesday, January 6, however, did not condemn the government's action regarding the release of the repentant Boko Haram members.
The former lawmaker urged the government to ensure those released are given jobs or capital to start a business to ensure they don't return to the path of terrorism and violence.
"Repentant BH members released to the society should be provided with jobs or capital in order to preserve or guarantee that repentance," Sani tweeted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Sani reacted to the prayer walk by members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) led by their head pastor, Enoch Adeboye which took place on Sunday, February 2.
He said that the cleric has finally woken up from sitting on the fence to outspokenness on disturbing issues affecting the lives of average Nigerians.
The former lawmaker said that it is applaudable that the cleric has traded toeing the line of moderation and neutrality for active participation in the fight against national insecurity
Omoyele Sowore, an activist and former presidential candidate, also reacted to the demonstration against rampant killings and rising insecurity in the nation.
On his Twitter page, Sowore saluted the courage of the church for their move against the ugly trend in Nigeria, adding that the kind of resistance is the key to liberation.
In other news, Senator Sani has backed the United State's travel restrictions on immigrants from Nigeria seeking to settle down in the North American country.
In a tweet posted on the afternoon of Saturday, February 1, Sani noted that the US was within its rights to impose a travel ban.
The senator equated the US' move to Nigeria's decision to shut its land borders, a decision that has not gone down well with some citizens and practically all of the country's neighbours in the West Africa region.
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