- The amnesty given Boko Haram fighters have been condemned by Ndume
- Ndume alleged that one of the repentant terrorists killed and robbed his father
- According to him, they will never repent
Senator Ali Ndume has faulted the federal government for granting amnesty to terrorists.
According to the senator, many of the repentant Boko Hara have taken back to terrorism,
He said one of the repentant fighters recently disappeared after killing and robbing his father.
The Nation reports that he disclosed this when he spoke in a BBC Hausa Service programme on Wednesday, July 29.
“Haba. Not that he even apologised to you, he apologised to the government. His thinking was that government has failed and that is why they are being pampered.
“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,” he added
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some Nigerian soldiers have demonstrated a rare level of patriotism as they express willingness to return to the Boko Haram battlefield despite being wounded.
One of the soldiers, warrant officer Yahaya Isyaku said he is ready to return to the mission area to continue fighting the insurgents.
Isyaku said this when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai paid him and other wounded soldiers a visit.
Legit.ng gathered that the soldiers are currently hospitalised at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna.
Isyaku said he was delighted to see the COAS and have him serve him dinner personally.
He said: “We here in 44 Army Hospital are happy with everything here, the Nurses and Doctors are taking good care of us and the Chief Medical Director (CMD) is doing a motherly job here, she is taking care of us.
“I am ready to go back to the mission area to fight and attack Boko Haram. The COAS took me to India to get prosthetic leg, I got an oversized one and could not use it, but as soon as I get the right size, I am ready to go back to the battlefield.”
Also speaking, Major D.M. Dede on behalf of wounded officers, said it is a rare privilege to see this day.
“Sir you went to the field and served us meal there, we thought that was the end, but you still followed us here and served us meal. When we get well, we want to go back and continue to fight the terrorists. We pray God keeps you to accomplish your vision,” he said.
In his reaction, Buratai said the soldiers' efforts in trying to secure the nation will never go unrewarded, stressing that their true spirit of patriotism and professionalism is commendable.
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