Federal and Borno state governments urge to handle issue of repentant insurgents with care.

By Dauda Iliya

The Federal and Borno state governments have been urged to handle the issue of repentant Boko Haram insurgents with utmost care and within the instrumentality of the law.

This is part of a sixteen point communique read by the chairman communique drafting committee and Attorney General of the state Kaka Shehu Lawan at the end of a one day extraordinary stakeholders meeting on the need to address the prevailing security in the state.

The meeting stressed the need for proper profiling of repentant Boko Haram insurgents with utmost care and within the instrumentality of the law. 

The communique welcomed the recent massive surrender by the Boko Haram insurgents and urged those still in the bush to follow suit. 

It advocated for the strengthening of the de-radicalization mechanism of Operation Save Corridor so as to involve parents of the surrendered Boko Haram members, traditional, community, religious leaders and the media. 

The stakeholders reiterated the need for further support to all victims of the insurgency especially the women and children. 

The meeting calls for a true reconciliation amongst the affected people 
It appreciates the support of the federal government, however solicited for more funding in areas of reconstruction, resettlement, reintegration, education and health.

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