The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, thinks that repentant insurgents should not be rejected in order to avoid worsening the insurgency war.
The Governor visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Tuesday and told press men that he believes the price for rejecting the surrendered bandits could be far worse than the current situation.
“The report of the surrendering of the insurgents and to me in particular and to the greater people of Borno State is a very welcome development unless we want to continue with an endless war,” Zulum said.
“I see no reason why we should reject those who are willing to surrender. I was attacked for more than 40, 50 times. I know the magnitude of this problem.
“More than 100,000 people were killed and therefore, I am in total support of this ongoing surrender by the insurgents”.
According to him, 2,600 Boko Haram members have so far surrendered, inclusive of their wives and children.