Borno residents reject reintegration of ex-Boko Haram insurgents


Some Borno residents have rejected the reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members into the communities.

According to the residents, they would not accept the de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) programme of the government in the state.

“From day one, Maiduguri people have never liked the idea of reintegrating the terrorists back to the community,” one of the residents said.

“The reason is simple. It means they are likely to come in contact with people who slaughtered members of their family and friends in their presence and they are expected not to think about it?

“They are expected to agree for these people to be with them in society? How do you expect us to live with the killers of our parents? Those who attacked us and burnt down our houses?”

Shettima Mustapha, another resident who took to Facebook, said one of the ex-Boko Haram members was brought into a community where one of the recently killed humanitarian workers came from.

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