Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Should Be Treated Like Brothers – MURIC Tells Nigerian Amry
The federal government and the Nigerian Army have been urged by the Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) to treat repentant Boko haram members as brothers.
This assertion came in a statement issued by Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, August 19. The director of MURIC said that these repentant insurgents should be trained in different fields so that it can help them to fend for themselves and their families.
The statement partly read;
“Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering should be resettled and trained invocations that can enable them to cater for themselves and their families in future. Quick and meaningful resettlement will encourage the remaining insurgents and fighters to embrace peace.
“MURIC also appeals to the civilian population in Borno to manifest a spirit of accommodation and integration of remorseful insurgents and fighters. We warn against the stigmatization of any sort. Returning fighters should be treated like brothers newly found. What they need is our understanding, cooperation and kindness.”