Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno South senatorial district, says repentant terrorists now serve as informants to Boko Haram.
Mr Ndume stated this while addressing his colleagues at a committee meeting. The three minutes and two seconds video clip where he made the claim is circulating on social media and was published by the ROOTS TV yesterday.
The senator who has always opposed amnesty granted to alleged repentant members of the terrorist group by the Nigerian government, because the war against the insurgents was still on, said elders from his hometown were abducted and taken to an abattoir where they were slaughtered by members of Boko Haram.
“I in my own village, mallams not ordinary Muslims o but mallams, elders above 60, quote me, 75 of them, distinguished colleagues were taken to an abattoir and slaughtered by Boko Haram,” the Borno lawmaker said.
He said those de-radicalised and re-integrated by the government were now serving as informants to the terrorist group.
“The recent attack in Damboa was carried out by a repentant given information as to the movement of the army. The general that was killed was the same thing,” he added, advising that the so-called repentant terrorists should be kept as prisoners of war pending when it ends.
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