The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has stated he doesn’t agree that the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists must be given blanket amnesty or pampered by the Nigerian Army.
Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial District stated the repentant terrorists shouldn’t obtain a pat on the again.
The Senator affirmed this whereas talking as a visitor on Channels Television.
A number of days in the past, the Nigerian Army launched an announcement, saying the latest offensive operations by troops of Operation Hadin Kai led the Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists within the North-East to give up en masse, a report which stirred varied reactions as to what grew to become of the “repentant” terrorists.
Senator Ndume stated he was not stunned on the growth as a result of hostile surroundings the troops had created for the terrorists.
“It didn’t come to me as a surprise actually, because I’ve been saying for a long time that the armed forces and other security agencies of the country are handicapped. Otherwise, they have the capacity and the ability to prosecute this war.
“Now that what they need is given to them, you can see the results within this short time. And I’m expecting more.
“It is only that, as I have said before, there shouldn’t be blanket amnesty and pampering treatment to those who have surrendered,” Ndume stated.
According to him, what must be accomplished now’s to make sure that the seemingly apologetic insurgents are fastidiously profiled with none rush to have them return to their communities.
The federal lawmaker was of the opinion that the military must be extra centered on guaranteeing that the Boko Haram warfare was dropped at an finish even sooner than it had been projected in varied quarters.
The lawmaker expressed confidence within the new management of the armed forces, establishing that the well-coordinated inter-agency cooperation between the nation’s safety businesses would yield beneficial outcomes for all.
“I think it is a welcome development and I have confidence that more is to be seen with the new leadership and the new cooperation,” he stated.