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Lai Mohammed Reveals Why Repented Boko Haram Terrorists Can’t Be Punished

The Minister of Information and Culture for Nigeria, Lai Mohammed has expressed why Boko Haram repented soldiers can not be published.

Approximately 1000 Boko Haram fighters and their families have repented as they’ve surrendered to the Army in the recent weeks as the military has accepted the rebels.

As this Military has rehabilitated and accepted the repented rebels Nigerian have however criticized the approach as they said the terrorist should be tried.

However, Mr. Mohammed has revealed why the repented rebels cannot be tried in an interview with NAN in Washington.

In his words, “I personally spoke to the military authority before I left Nigeria and they said what they were doing is what the global practice dictates about soldiers that surrendered that should be treated as prisoners of war.”

He added that “You cannot just shoot them because there are international conventions that give rights also to prisoners of war”

What the military is doing is that, when they surrender, they profile them to ensure that they are genuine and reintegrate them into the society,’ he said

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