A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Dr. Garus Gololo, who is well experienced in military tactics and security, has opposed the ongoing de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of ‘repentant’ members of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Recall that on Wednesday, Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, had during a budget defence by the Nigerian Army warned FG against empowering members of the sect who claim to have repented.
Drumming more support to Senator Ndume’s disposition, Gololo on Friday during a briefing stressed that there was no way any terrorist, including Boko Haram members, could genuinely repent.
“Boko Haram can never repent. They are members of ISIS, which is terrorising the entire world. It was only when fire became too much that Boko Haram hibernated and pretended to repent”.
“It was repented Boko Haram members that ambushed Col. Bako in Damboa all because they had already understudied the mode of operations of the Nigerian Army and the usual route they use”.
Gololo also called on “President Muhammad Buhari to advise whoever that is in charge to rather use this money of deradicalizing Boko Haram members to fund the Army and our security agencies.
“Boko Haram now using AA and Shilka, which has 10 muscles and higher capacities than tank, it is used as anti- aircraft which can magnet helicopters and flights.
“They are well equipped and get their funding from oversea. Nigeria should not waste money on rehabilitating them.
“The Nigerian Army had done it in Liberia, Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Darfur, South Sudan and even in Somalia, where there is Al-Shabaab.
“So, who is Boko Haram, a church rat that the Nigerian Military will be afraid of? Let them work within their ‘IS’ and the sponsors of these monsters who have been operating for 10 years shall be known to them,”