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Stop Releasing ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Members, Atiku Tells Buhari

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku  Abubakar, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop releasing perceived repentant Boko Haram members.

The Borno Elders Forum   had advised Buhari  against  releasing the repentant Boko Haram members.

In a statement on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku backed call by the Borno Elders Forum, saying he had been vindicated because twice in 2018 he advised Buhari  against releasing  repentant insurgents.

However, Atiku  said the President  did not heed  his advice.

The former Vice-President said, “Any right thinking person can see that the  escalation of the war on Nigeria by Boko Haram/ Islamic State’s West Africa Province, coincides with the introduction of this repugnant policy by the Muhammadu   Buhari administration.

“Buhari should cast his mind back to the testimony of Abba Umar, a Boko Haram commander, who after his arrest, boasted that he would return to join the sect in Sambisa if he was ever released.

“Buhari should show a single-minded resolve and commitment to defeating the common enemies of our nation and to do so without betraying any weakness, as this will only embolden the terrorists.”

Atiku warned members of the terrorist group that any of them captured would not be  release if elected president.

According to him, instead, they  would be  punished.

He said  under his administration, criminals will not profit from their criminality.

 

 

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