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Zulum Speaks on Reintegrating Repentant Insurgents



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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno, has expressed worry over the reintegration of repentant insurgents.

Zulum who spoke on Saturday when he visited Bama and Gwoza LGAs for humanitarian and developmental activities, said the state is in difficult situation over the matter.

More than 100 members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terorrists and their families have surrendered in the few weeks.


The governor said “We  are in a very difficult situation over the ongoing surrender by insurgents. We have to critically look between two extreme conditions and decide our future. We have to choose between an endless war or to cautiously accept the surrendered terrorists, which is really painful and difficult for anyone that has lost loved ones, difficult for all of us, and even for the military whose colleagues have died, and for volunteers,”

Also Read: 18 More Insurgents Have Surrendered in Borno — Army

“No one would find it easy to accept killers of his or her parents, children and other loved ones. In the last 12 years, we have been in this war and we have lost thousands of fellow citizens. We don’t know the whereabouts of thousands of others; we don’t know whether they are alive or dead.


“On my way travelling to Gwoza and Bama, I saw many people cultivating their farmlands by the roadside, and this is an indication of emerging peace, which we have to sustain in order to salvage our people. However, like I said, we must come together to carefully analyse the two extremes and come up with a workable framework.”

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