The federal government's amnesty program for repentant Boko Haram terrorists has sparked reactions from the abducted Chibok schoolgirls' parents. The parents acknowledge the news of the mass surrender but that does not take away the sorrow they have been encountering since their daughters were abducted over 7 years ago in April.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to work after a successful wedding ceremony between his son, Yusuf, and the Emir of Bichi's daughter, Zahra, during the weekend. President Buhari has started attending to official assignments and receiving guests in his office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, on Monday ordered the Department of State Security Service, DSS to arrest either Muslim or Christian clerics who preach in public spaces. Photo of Borno Governor, Babangana Zulum Image Credit || Facebook Zulum revealed the latest order during an interactive session with the stakeholders.
Reason why Gov. Zulum Did The Right Thing By Ordering DSS to Arrest Any Cleric Who Preaches In Public
In a recent news by Punch Ng, it was reported how the Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, has ordered the DSS to begin to arrest Cleric who preach in public, especially those who try to incite the public against each other. Some even go as far as abusing each other in their preachings.
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P Image credit: dannorno.blogspot.com While briefing the state house correspondents a couple of days ago after he met with Mr President, the governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum said he is fully in support of the acceptance of the repentant Boko Haram members back into the society.
(Photo Credit: HQ Nigerian Army) There has been a debate about what should be done to repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, who laid down arms in a large number to the Nigerian Army. In August over 3,000 thousand terrorists repented in Borno State, which has been the most terrorized state in Nigeria.
Clerics who preach in public without permission from Bornu state Government or the State's Preaching Board at the risk of being arrested by the DSS. This is because the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has given the DSS orders to arrest any cleric preaching in public spaces and inciting the public against one another.
President Buhari receives Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum in State House on 3rd Sep 2021 President Buhari receives briefing from the Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Mohammed Buba Marwa in State House on 3rd Sep 2021
Gov Zulum Defends Repentant Boko Haram Members Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has said that over 2,600 insurgents who surrendered are in custody adding that not all of them are criminals. The Governor also noted that over 100,000 people have been killed by terrorists in the North East alone over the last 12-year-long-conflict.
Recent reports have shown that a total of 2,600 BokoHaram fighters, commanders, and their families have surrendered to the Nigerian government. The Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, has hinted that the insurgents will be trained for reintegration into the society. While a lot of people affected by the insurgent's menace welcome the news of their mass surrender, it does not cancel the amount of sorrow they have brought upon them.
On Sunday, community leaders in Borno State have decided to allow 'repentant' Boko Haram terrorists to return to their communities. The decision was made at a stakeholders' meeting to discuss the state's current security situation, according to PREMIUM TIMES. The government of Borno State organized the meeting.
Massive surrendering of terrorists, has spurred up heated debates on how best to address the issues of insecurity in Nigeria as well as reasons behind their submission to military troops. Hours ago, a fresh batch of over 100 suspected Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to the Nigerian Army, in Borno state.
There is no doubt that 2023 general elections is less than two years from now, top prominent prominent politicians in Borno State are already looking forward to succeeding governor Babagana Zulum. Notable among them are: Babagana Tijani Tijani is a Nigerian Borno State politician and former commissioner for water resources in the state, he previously served as the local government chairman before going further to represent Borno State in the house of representatives.
The Borno state government has prohibited clerics from preaching without express permission grom the government. The governor, Babagana Zulum said this because of growing tensions among the preachers. He said that some of them are now insulting one another. This order is meant to stop the problem from escalating.
Professor Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, has directed the DSS to arrest any cleric preaching in public spaces and inciting people against one another. The governor made the revelation while speaking to stakeholders during an interactive meeting on the state's security status following the surrender of hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents at the Government House in Maiduguri on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Community leaders in Borno State, on Sunday, agreed to the return of repentant Boko Haram members into their communities. This decision was taken at a stakeholders meeting to discuss the current security situation in the state. The meeting was orchestrated by the Borno State Government. According to source from PremiumTimes, the Borno government confirmed that at least 3,000 members of the terrorist group have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Nigerian Army.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has directed the DSS to arrest any cleric preaching in public areas and inciting the general public in opposition to every different. The governor, made the disclosure even as addressing stakeholders on the interactive assembly on the safety state of affairs of the kingdom springing up from the surprising give up of loads of Boko Haram insurgents on the Government House on Sunday in Maiduguri.
We Should Not Criticise Zulum For Ordering Arrest Of Clerics Inciting The Public Against One Another
Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum has ordered the arrest of any cleric preaching in public spaces and inciting the public against one another. Governor Babagana Zulum made this disclosure during an interactive meeting held at the state government house regarding the Security situation in the state. While addressing stakeholders at the meeting, governor Zulum said he has heard reports about clerics who are abusing one another in their preaching.
Borno state governor Babagana Zulum says there is no reason for Nigerians to reject surrendering Boko Haram terrorists who have killed over 350,000 and displaced close to three million persons, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). See what he said below: "Unless we want to continue with an endless war, I see no reason why we should reject those who are willing to surrender," Mr Zulum told journalist on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa, Abuja.