- Ali Ndume has once again disagreed with the federal government over Boko Haram rehabilitation
- According to him, deradicalizing ex-terrorists is a misplaced priority
- The lawmaker said they should be arrested and tried for their crimes
Again, Ali Ndume, chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, has faulted the Nigerian government over its stand on the dreaded and destructive Boko Haram terrorists.
Specifically, Ndume faulted the Buhari-led administration for its policy of rehabilitating and reintegrating repentant Boko Haram members.
Going further, the outspoken lawmaker insisted that deradicalizing ex-Boko Haram members is a misplacement of priority.
He argues that it is wrong for the federal government to pamper former terrorists while their ex-comrades are still waging war against the country, Channels TV reports.
“I am in disagreement with the government.”
Ndume also added that captured members of the terrorist group should be kept as prisoners of war.
He said after this, they can be profiled and tried in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has been urged to expedite actions on the prosecution of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.
The call was made by the Senate Committee on Army on Wednesday, November 11, at a press conference it addressed shortly after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, led other generals to defend the 2021 budget of the Army.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that in a bid to assist the fight against Boko Haram in Borno state, Governor Babagana Zulum approved 100 motorcycles for the Nigerian Army’s remote operations.
The governor directed Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, the state attorney general and commissioner of justice to immediately provide the motorcycles.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Nigerian Army released a new list of 86 suspects wanted in connection with Boko Haram terrorist activities in the northeastern part of the country.
The new list of the wanted insurgents was released on Wednesday, November 11, by the Chief of Army Staff.
The Army chief spoke about the list during the flag-off of operationalization of Civilian JTF into military Super Camps at Chabbal near Maiduguri, Borno state.
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