By: Alkali Muhammed Musa, Maiduguri
The Borno State Government has reintegrated 3,500 Repentant Insurgents back to the Society across all 27 local Governments of the State as Over 80,000 Persons Surrendered and denounced the ideology.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Affairs Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq (Rtd) in an Interview at a Policy dialogue for Stakeholders at Dujima International Hotel, Shehu Laminu Way, Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Special Adviser stated that the reintegrated Persons also includes Women and Children. Adding that 80% of them are now Farmers.
Ishaq Further stated that relative Peace is experienced in the state in less than 18 months of adopting Non- kinetic approach in tackling insurgency Compared to 13 years of kinetic approach but to no avail.
When asked about how the Community are accepting the reintegrated Persons, He said that 85% of the them are Forcefully conscripted into insurgency, And by employing the Borno Model approach the Community are actually accepting them with Good Faith.
Clarifying on Borno Model, he said is a Community driven approach geared towards persuading the Fighters to surrender and embrace Peace.