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General News of Thursday, 30 July 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Stop rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists, they will never repent - Ndume tells FG

The chairman of the Senate committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has told the Federal Government to stop rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists.

601 repententant Boko Haram terrorists were rehabilitated into society after they graduated from the Deradicalization, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration program organized by the Army.

Speaking to BBC Hausa, Ndume who represents Borno South Senatorial District kicked against the rehabilitation.

The senator stated that his people reject it and that those rehabilitated will never repent.

“This government’s programme is unacceptable to our people. The right thing is to stop it, forthwith. Not that they even apologised to you, they apologized to the government with the thinking that government has failed and that is why they are being pampered,” he said.

"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.”

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