Ali Ndume, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, has kicked against the reintegration of ex-Boko Haram fighters into the society.
The Nigerian military last week, released 601 repentant members of the sect into various communities, after they completed the deradicalisation, rehabilitation, and reintegration program organised by the Operation Safe Corridor of the military.
However, in an interview with BBC Hausa on Wednesday, Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, said the former terrorists will never repent from their wicked ways.
Ndume said the rehabilitation exercise is unacceptable to his people.
“This government’s programme is unacceptable to our people. The right thing is to stop it, forthwith. Not that they even apologised to you, they apologized to the government with the thinking that government has failed and that is why they are being pampered,” he said.
“They are like Kharajites. Many among those released have since run away. They will never repent.
“The government should know what to do about them. But not re-introducing someone to you, who has killed your parent, or your relations.
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“If there is sincerity of purpose in this, those in the IDP camps should be trained in various trades and vocation so that they could start life again.”