Boko Haram Surrender Puts Borno Residents In Difficult Position – Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum, at the weekend, declared that the surrendering of 1,000 repentant Boko Haram terrorists had left Borno State and its people with two extremely difficult security dimensions.

According to him, the current security situation, if not collectively handled by stakeholders, could lead to a civil rebellion.

He raised the fears while addressing military officers and community leaders at Bama and Gwoza.

The governor maintained that the security situation required the coming together of stakeholders, including representatives of the attacked communities in all of the state’s 27 local councils.

Director, Disbarment, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee in the Francophone nation, Francis Fai Yengo, said 967 terrorists had been profiled for reintegration and repatriation to their respective countries.

He clarified that they were among hundreds that repented after their leader, Abubakar Shekau, was killed in Sambisa Forest.

He pointed out that the DDRC center housed 967 former jihadist militants, adding that of the 260 that arrived last week, 82 are ex-Boko Haram male fighters.

He noted that the surrendering was on the increase daily, particularly on the border areas with Nigeria, Chad and Niger republics.
The Cameroonian official explained that after the profiling, the ex-insurgents would be returned to Nigeria.

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