Hope rises within camp of the repentant Boko Haram members following remarks by the General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, on Sunday, said that an ex-Boko Haram fighter, who has surrendered his arms, stands a chance of becoming President of Nigeria.
The army commander made the remark while calling on rampaging Boko Haram terrorists to surrender their arms.
Biu further urged the militants to have a rethink and be patriotic Nigerians by surrounding their arms. he said this During an interview with journalists in Maiduguri.
He pointed out that they stood to gain a lot if they surrendered, including opportunities to take up leadership positions in the country
The statement reads: “Boko Haram should lay their arms unconditionally and be accepted. Opportunities are out there for them, they can be rehabilitated.
“An ex Boko Haram having laid his arms and turned away from his negativity, stands to be a president of this country; he stands to aspire to any position in this country.
“Why is he wasting his time when he cannot even deliver?
“As a professional soldier we would continue to do what we know best and that is to project our determined effort, we would not be distracted by some of the activities of our detractors and some of the collaborators.
“Nigeria deserves peace, Northeast deserves peace and the people of Borno deserve peace because it is only when there is peace there will be development.”