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Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by LatestTori4Town: 1:19pm On Aug 06, 2020


Accept repentant Boko Haram fighters or they go back to terrorism, presidency urges Nigerians

The Presidency on Wednesday asked Nigerians not to reject repentant Boko Haram fighters unless they want the terrorists to take up arms and resume terrorism from which they’ve repented.

The presidency also dismissed as untrue, the insinuation that the current administration had been absorbing repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigerian military.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that none of the 601 former Boko Haram members who voluntarily laid down their arms and had recently graduated from the Federal Government’s de-radicalization and rehabilitation programme, was going into the military.

“At the point of their graduation, a determination is made that the former combatants have repented and are better citizens, imbued with genuine nationalism. They must no longer represent a danger to society or to themselves.

“Where they’re certified as such, communities have the duty of accepting them. Unless they want them to take up arms and resume terrorism from which they’ve repented, community leaders must work with the relevant agencies to end their rejection,” Shehu said in the statement.

The presidential aide added that no serious leaders must fall for fake news on repentant terrorists, stressing that “nobody has ever been absorbed into the military from the de-radicalized Boko Haram and there is no such plan for their absorption.”

He said the Muhammadu Buhari administration as a responsible one was conscious of its duty to the state and society, and to the victims of terror as well as to those who inflicted these pains and losses on our people.

The statement read: “Now that groups with hitherto proven bona fides, some religious leaders and a few in the legislature have joined the supply chain of fake news, it is important that we step in to clear the false reports that the administration is absorbing repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the military.

“None of the 601 former Boko Haram members who voluntarily laid down their arms, and have recently graduated from the Federal Government’s de-radicalization and rehabilitation programme, is going into the military. This is the fourth such graduation of repentant Boko Haram fighters and not one of such graduates has been absorbed into the military.

“The public needs to be reassured that the de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremists of the Buhari administration code named ‘Operation Safe Corridor’, follows an established example from countries with similar experiences, and is supported academically and materially by the European Union and the United Nations.

“The lead agency for the implementation of the programme in Gombe is the International Organization for Migration, a leading inter-government organization which is represented in Nigeria.

“It’s also important to note that this programme does not have a place for hard boiled, ideologically hardened terrorists. It only admits, after careful scrutiny, repentant fighters that were captured and forced to bear arms in the first instance, and there are many who have been drafted by force”.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailytrust.com.ng/accept-repentant-boko-haram-fighters-or-they-go-back-to-terrorism-presidency-urges-nigerians.html/amp

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Nbotee(m): 1:20pm On Aug 06, 2020
U ppl are irreparably mad sire

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Nobody: 1:20pm On Aug 06, 2020
Arrest "revolution now" peaceful protesters
Kill ipob peaceful protesters
House and feed "repentant" Boko Haram

Nigeria is a failed state.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by ogbuefi677(m): 1:26pm On Aug 06, 2020
Why not try them in law courts and execute those found guilty?
That way you'd be sure they won't go back to terrorism if that is truly your fear.
Terrorist president,you think say everybody na your almajiri wey no get sense?

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by SmartProf(m): 1:28pm On Aug 06, 2020
Chad president nor his spokesperson(s) won't speak like this. Very insensitive to the families of those who have lost loved ones. Well, their dull Boss has really made a mess of most of their brains.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Karlifate: 1:30pm On Aug 06, 2020
And people still wonder why the military cannot destroy boko haram.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by FrLukas(m): 1:38pm On Aug 06, 2020
"Repentant" Boko Haram terrorists.

So what happens to the crimes they've committed?

The children, the little girls they strapped bombs to?

The little girls they abducted, raped and impregnated?

What happens to Leah Sharibu now that we are rehabilitating terrorists?

How about innocent people they bombed and killed?

What of the soldiers who died in action just so that these men could be apprehended?

If Boko Haram terrorists can repent and be set free immediately, then all the prisoners in the country must be set free and allowed to go after undergoing a month program.

In case you aren't aware, Buhari and his handlers are totally mad.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by LatestTori4Town: 1:43pm On Aug 06, 2020
Karlifate:
And people still wonder why the military cannot destroy boko haram.

That picture has said it all

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by dangermouse(m): 1:47pm On Aug 06, 2020
There identity should better not be made public. You cant expect people who have lost friends, relations and properties in the hands of these killers to pamper them in the name of repentance. Kole work!

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by kingzizzy: 1:50pm On Aug 06, 2020
Chii59:
Arrest "revolution now" peaceful protesters
Kill ipob peaceful protesters
House and feed "repentant" Boko Haram

Nigeria is a failed state.

Thats it. As long you're a Northerner, you will get preferential treatment. But if you are a Southerner like Sowore and Kanu...............

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Bialegend(m): 1:57pm On Aug 06, 2020
What idiocy, and all the idiotic zombies will gather here to support the myopic statement of their zombie in chief. What happens to arresting them and locking them up/sentencing them to death after court judgement?

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by BlackfireX: 2:01pm On Aug 06, 2020
We the youth support our Darling president on this.

Nigeria belongs to us all.

Long live APC
Long live buhari

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Slawormir: 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Every body deserve a second chance

And moreover most of these people didn't volunteer to join boko haram...

They were forced .....
Nigerians are too emotional and sentimental
With this we will continue to lose our sense and ability of reasoning and judgement

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by EjaikreTheViper(f): 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
only fools believe Nigeria is not a failed state!

you will still see idiots shamelessly crawling out of their holes with crooked leprous fingers to type rubbish in support of this sham called government. ZOMBIES!

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by ayoola27: 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
See the way he says it with confidence

The communities where they are being reintegrated should round them up and kill them themselves

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Pipefitter: 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
Threats and more threats


I am a pipe fitter seeking employment opportunity, kindly refer if you know any available positions

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by EyezofGod120: 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
;Dhe should handover the bokoharam to us,,we go panel beat them till.dem die
Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by obembet(f): 2:04pm On Aug 06, 2020
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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by sapientia(m): 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
Another form of "Give up your lands or die"

The threat is well understood.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Nobody: 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
The truth is that most of these people (more than 80% of them) will never truly repent. They will continue creating nuisance to the environment one way or the other.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Luckysbab: 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
Too many shockingly dumb people in this dispensation.

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Tobimercy(f): 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
sad
Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Cosmatikka: 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
Fat arewa foool
But u ppl can't accept unarmed IPOB protesters?
I don't blame u, na Afonjas I blame for foisting the Dullard on Nigerians

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by MASTAkiLLAh(m): 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020
Accept the Daura dûllard’s foot soldiers or they’re gonna fûck you up with bombs and guns cool

We all know there won’t be repercussions for their actions

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by ebuk4real(m): 2:05pm On Aug 06, 2020


APC and stupidity are just inseparable...

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by tammie24: 2:06pm On Aug 06, 2020
We are being threatened again

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by tammie24: 2:06pm On Aug 06, 2020
If terrorists can be pardoned

Terrorists!!!!


Why should anyone be in prison

Prisons should be shutdown cos some hardened criminals haven't done half of the things these terrorists have done

They deserve to be treated the same way

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by Kylekent59: 2:06pm On Aug 06, 2020
: shocked

Like for PDP

Share for APC

Let's see if Nigerians have learnt their lessons...

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Re: Garba Shehu: Accept Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Or They Go Back To Terrorism by kennyz247(m): 2:06pm On Aug 06, 2020
which kinda weed ds guys and their oga buhari dey smoke self?

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