Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial district, on Wednesday expressed total disappointment in the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to rehabilitate repentant Boko Haram members.
While speaking at the closed-door budget defense session with the Nigerian Army, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stated this.
Ndume who has always been against rehabilitation of Boko Haram members, noted that it is wrong and unacceptable for Nigeria to be pampering repentant terrorists while the country is still at war.
He said, “I am in disagreement with the government.”
He went ahead to say that members of the terrorist group which are captured during military operations can be kept in prison and later tried in accordance with the law.
The lawmaker added that the recent “Damboa attack was carried out by a repentant Boko Haram member.”
Ndume added that “the repentant Boko Haram member was feeding the terror group information regarding the movement of the army.”