Repentant terrorists should not be rejected – Zulum

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Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum Maiduguri
Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum

-Prof Zulum said he was attacked more than forty times

Borno state governor, Babangana Zulum has urged residents of the state not to reject repentant terrorists in order not to aggravate the war against insurgency.

Zulum said this after his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Tuesday.

The governor opined that the consequences of rejecting the terrorists could be far worse than the current predicament of the state.

“The report of the surrendering of the insurgents and to me in particular and to the greater people of Borno State is a very welcome development unless we want to continue with an endless war,” Zulum said.

“I see no reason why we should reject those who are willing to surrender.

“I was attacked for more than 40, 50 times. I know the magnitude of this problem.

“More than 100,000 people were killed and therefore, I am in total support of this ongoing surrender by the insurgents”.

According to him, 2,600 Boko Haram members have so far surrendered, inclusive of their wives and children.