The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, on Wednesday expressed disappointment in the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to rehabilitate repentant Boko Haram members.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stated this while speaking at the closed-door budget defense session with the Nigerian Army.
Ndume who has always spoken against the rehabilitation of Boko Haram members noted that it is wrong for Nigeria to be pampering repentant terrorists while the country is still at war.
I am in disagreement with the government,” Ndume said.
He further stated that members of the terrorist group who are captured during military operations can be kept as prisoners of war 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.”
The lawmaker noted that it is unfair for the Buhari-led government to waste its resources on those who threaten the peace of the nation.