Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has revealed that the whereabouts of nothing less than 10 percent of the total population of the citizens of Borno State are unknown and this is a result of insurgency.
The Borno State Governor made this revelation while speaking to the statehouse correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today, August 24. Governor Zulum said more than 100,00 people have been killed in the last 12-years since the start of the insurgency war.
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The Governor, who said he discussed the report of the surrendering of Boko Haram insurgents with the President, further said he did not see any reason why those who surrendered should be rejected. Governor Zulum also said there are a total of 2,600 surrendered insurgents now in custody, emphasizing that not all of them are criminals.
He said among those that surrendered were innocent people who were forced into joining the insurgents.
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While declaring his total support for the insurgents that have surrendered, he said the Borno government was not contemplating giving the repentant terrorists any dime because they chose to surrender.
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