Nigerians have to Accept and Accommodate Repentant Boko Haram—Buratai Justifies release of Captured Terrorists as good One.
The Coordinator,Operation safe Corridor,Major general Bamide shafa has come out to explain the reason behind FG’s adoption of a safe environment for the repentant Boko Haram Terrorist.
He told 86 reformed and Boko Haram Terrorist members at the Bulumkutu Rehabilitation Centre,Maiduguri in Borno state,He said that war could not be won with violent.according to him he declared that dialogue remained a better options to end war, especially when those involved come together in agreement and lay down the weapons.
Shafa said that the 86 formal Boko Haram terrorist members decided on their own to renounce the violent and return to the society as normal citizen of Nigeria. He said that president Muhammad Buhari opened the window of opportunity for such persons through operation safe corridor programme.
Borno state commissioner for women affairs and social development,Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, said that the rehab contre has provided psycho-social support to the men, in addition to the rehabilitation received at the safe Corridor Camp in Gombo:”We brought religious leaders to them to preach and introduce God to them and gave them some religious books to them.
she asked them if they would wish to go back to the bush to join the terror group but the men saith NO NO. we have suffered a lot in the bush
Some of the Boko Haram terrorist revealed that, in the bush they move around with food,bathing and also no water for them to drink. we sleep in fear. Mohammed (others names withheld) one the repentant insurgents open up and said: “That time we were in the bush, we did not know anything like bath,we did not eat good food, sometimes we did not have water,so we moved from one place to another.we did not have clothes to put on, it was really a bad experience.
they all said that providing this platform is a good avenue for them to renounce the bad group they belong to and surrender all their weapons. He appealed to those that still in the bush to come out and surrender all their weapon and enjoy this good facilities provided for us by our president Buhari.
Operation safe Corridor was Inaugurated by the Defense Headquarters in 2016 to provide a platform for Boko Haram terrorist members who will voluntary surrendered.