Borno state commissioner for women affairs, Zuwaira Gambo has revealed why they are rehabilitating individuals thought-about as repentant Boko Haram members after their arrest.
Talking at a discussion board on stopping and countering violent extremism organised by Search for Frequent Floor (SFCG) in partnership with UN Women and the federal government of Japan in Abuja over the weekend, Gambo admitted that the time period “repentant Boko Haram terrorists” offers improper alerts to members of the general public particularly victims of terrorism.
The commissioner who acknowledged that the de-radicalisation and reintegration of Boko Haram members have been misunderstood by the general public because of a communication hole between the federal government and residents, averred that among the arrested terrorists had been on the improper place on the improper time and had been additionally compelled to affix the terrorist group.
“Among the individuals reintegrated are victims who had no half to play however had been arrested in the midst of safety checks by the army as they had been caught on the improper time in a improper place.
“As a result of they’ve frolicked in detention between two to 5 years, there’s want for rehabilitation, counselling and socio- psychological help.
“We are not saying that there are not some people who have partaken in destruction of lives and properties but these people are in the minority and you also have to understand that these set of people joined involuntarily as they are forced to do so.”