A repentant Boko Haram members, who was recently integrated into the community, killed his father, stole his wealth and disappeared.
Speaking on a monitored interviewed programme on BBC in Kaduna State yesterday, Senator Ali Ndume , who represents Borno South in the Senate, queried government’s rationale for spending the nation’s funds to ‘reform’ the terrorists.
The lawmaker alleged that many of the ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members had since gone back to their former den.
“They are like Kharajites. Many among those released have since run away. They will never repent. The government should know what to do about them, but not re-introducing someone who killed your parent or relations to you.
“Haba, not that he even apologised to the government. His thinking is that the government has failed; hence they are being pampered.” Senator Ali Ndume said.
According to him, the government’s amnesty programme is unacceptable, insisting that the right thing is to stop the banditry.
“If there is sincerity of purpose in this, those in the Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps should have been trained in various trades, so that they could start life again,” he added.
During the program a widow narrated how terrorists killed her husband.
“This thing is hurting. They killed my husband and son in my presence. I am left suffering with four young orphans. Till death, I will never forget that day.
“Look at the kind of care given to the Boko Haram members. We that have suffered for six years now are not taken care of. Truly, government has not done justice here,” she said.