Why Buhari Govt Can’t Kill Repentant Terrorists – Lai Mohammed Reveals

The Nigerian government has disclosed why surrendered Boko Haram members cannot be killed.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammed, said granting amnesty was the best thing to do.

Mohammed explained that and killing repentant insurgents was against global best practices.

He spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Washington.

According to Mohammed: “I personally spoke to the authority before I left Nigeria and they said what they were doing is what the global practice dictates about soldiers that surrendered that should be treated as prisoners of war.

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“You cannot just shoot them because there are international conventions that give rights also to prisoners of

“What the is doing is that, when they surrender, they profile them to ensure that they are genuine and reintegrate them into the society.”

Several Boko Haram members recently surrendered to the in the Northeast.

About 1,000 Boko Haram fighters surrendered to army units in the southern towns of Konduga, Bama, and Mafa.

 

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