Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has said over 90 per cent of repentant Boko Haram members have genuinely repented.
He disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on the Repatriation, Return, and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East of Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday had said there was nothing like a repentant bandit or terrorist, saying no legitimate government could survive, tolerating terrorists, or negotiating with those, who constituted a menace to law-abiding citizens.
But Governor Zulum said most of the repentant terrorists were already giving the government the necessary support.
He said, “Hundred per cent confident. yes! While no process is perfect in the entire world, so far, so good, the process has yielded positive results.
“I believe, over 90% of those that have surrendered, are doing well and have given the government the necessary support. They’re also calling their colleagues in the bush to come out and join the process of peace-building.”
On the inauguration of the committee to resettle the IDPs, he said “Indeed, we are so much happy, especially those of us that are in the North-East because thousands of people were displaced, some are taking refuge in the Republic of Chad, in the Republic of Niger, Cameroon.
“And this is the time that the federal government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the state governments of…