Chairman of the senate committee on army, Senator Ali Ndume continues to kick against the pardon given to repentant resurgent.
Speaking with Journalists on Sunday, September 13 the lawmaker representing Borno south made it known that peace cannot be attained by such acts.
The lawmaker who has always urged the federal government to change its tactics in granting amnesty to repentant insurgents, maintained that it is wrong to grant amnesty to terrorists when the war is still far from over.
Ndume further called for more resources to be channelled to resettling the victims of insurgents, while also pointing out that granting amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents without apologizing to the victims and the state cannot bring about the required peace.
Read his statement below:
“The war must be over before we start doing that.
“The military could open up the corridor, allow everybody to enter and start profiling them and keep them somewhere as prisoners of war and train them.
“The current arrangement where the repentant insurgents are granted amnesty without apologizing to the victims and the state cannot bring about the required peace.
“Despite the difficult challenges confronting the military operation in my area, the soldiers deployed to fight the insurgents have been very wonderful.
“At Ngoshe for instance, the military personnel there, apart from repelling the attacks from the insurgents, have mobilized resources to start rebuilding, through direct labour, houses that were destroyed by the Boko Haram fighters. The soldiers did not know the owners of the houses they are rebuilding.”