Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, the General Officer Commanding the 7 Division has said during an interview with journalists in Maiduguri that the repentant Boko Haram members can become the president of Nigeria someday.
According to him, Boko Haram terrorists should have a rethink and be nationalistic Nigerians by laying down their firearms.
“Boko Haram should lay their arms unconditionally and be accepted. Opportunities are out there for them, they can be rehabilitated.
An ex Boko Haram having laid his arms and turned away from his negativity, stands to be a president of this country; he stands to aspire to any position in this country. Why is he wasting his time when he cannot even deliver?”
Speaking further, he assured Nigerians that the army will continue to ensure that peace is restored in the nation.
“As a professional soldier we would continue to do what we know best and that is to project our determined effort, we would not be distracted by some of the activities of our detractors and some of the collaborators.
“Nigeria deserves peace, Northeast deserves peace and the people of Borno deserve peace because it is only when there is peace there will be development,” he said.