Repentant Bandits Will Be Useful To Security Agencies- Ndume
Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial District in the Senate, has intimated that repentant insurgents will be molded for other useful ventures in the security agencies.
Ndume explained that the repentant and surrendered insurgents will be useful in providing valuable information to the security agencies. He urged Nigerians to give them another opportunity to prove their worth and repentant nature.
The senator made the revelation while fielding questions from State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
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He said: “In as much as we welcome the surrender of Boko Haram, it is necessary we follow due process. It is time to apply carrot and stick approach. You can surrender and be processed and investigated accordingly.”
“We sat down last week as stakeholders in Borno over the matter. My governor is already here with resolutions of the meeting. My position has not changed.
“They should be given the window to come in and be processed. Some of them are bold to own up. They will be useful to provide information to security agencies.
“But the victims need to be carried along. More attention should be given to the victims before coming to perpetrators.
“Those that surrendered are also victims. Some of them were converted to slaves. They do menial jobs for them. You have to find out whether they are members of Boko Haram or victims of Boko Haram.”