Seeing the increasing rate of criminality and terrorism in Nigeria today, it becomes a matter of concern to look for the best possible approach to ameliorating the challenges.
On daily basis, concerned Nigerians are always coming up with different suggestions on how to fight the alarming security challenges.
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Dr. Samuel: image credit - DailyPost
He argued that this would help to put foods on their table, and stop them from going back to their crime; since it may be hunger that is always pushing them into the crime.
Dr. Samuel may not be the first person to make this suggestion; there are some concerned Nigerians that had come up with the same point of view.
The Islamic Cleric, Sheik Gumi has on several occasions argued that giving amnesty to bandits and the Boko Haram would be a good approach to stopping insurgency in Nigeria.
Why FG Should Consider This Suggestion
There may be a clear truth in the suggestion made by Dr. Samuel; many people into different forms of criminality today were possibly pushed into such by hunger. I believe no one would ever want to be a criminal or a nuisance to society; most times it's a condition that changes people into what they never thought of doing.
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Since these people have denounced Boko Haram and have repented from their crime, it means they are tired and want to live a meaningful life. If the Government should start paying them, I think they would never have any reason to go back to their crime.
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If the Government should start paying repentant Boko Haram:👇
1. The repentant Boko Haram would feel loved
As long as they are human beings, I believe they have a conscience like human beings. Most of the Boko Haram members are acting brutally today because they are annoyed with the Government, not even with the citizens.
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So, if the Government should start paying them, I think they would feel loved by the government, and would not afford to betray such love.
2. Other Boko Haram members may be eager to repent
I believe most of the Boko Haram members are tired of killing; most of them are tired of their crimes.
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But some of them may be finding it difficult to come out of their crimes because they don't know what they would be doing to feed themselves if they should leave.
So, if the Government should start paying the repentant Boko Haram Members, others would be encouraged to repent, knowing that they would have a way of survival.
Most of the problems we are facing today are a result of poor employment opportunities in Nigeria; if the youths are gainfully engaged, I think everyone would have a better life to live than constituting a nuisance to society.
This is why serious efforts should be put in place to engage the youths and reduce the rate of unemployment and frustration in Nigeria.
But the problem now is whether the N25,000 would be enough for the repentant Boko Haram members.
Imagine people that were collecting ransom in millions of Naira, coming out to earn N25,000 in a month; would that be enough for them.
What's your view on this?
Do you think N25,000 would be enough for repentant Boko Haram members in a month or the amount should be increased?
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