Borno leaders agree to accept repentant Boko Haram terrorists

Borno state leaders and stakeholders have agreed to reintegrate repentant Boko Haram members back into their villages.

The decision was reached during a meeting of stakeholders convened by the state administration and presided over by Governor Babagana Zulum.

A 16-point bulletin published at the end of the meeting by Kaka-Shehu Lawan, Borno state commissioner for justice and attorney-general, specified requirements that must be completed before the rebels are admitted into local towns.

This include “proper profiling of the repentant Boko Haram insurgents to avoid hasty release of hardening elements to the larger society”, a periodic media briefing on the activities of the surrendered insurgents as a means of keeping the public abreast of developments, and retrieval of “all firearms and offensive weapons used by the insurgents”.

They also called on the Nigerian military “to sustain the ongoing offensive on the activities of ISWAP”.

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