Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, has urged Boko Haram terrorists to lay down their arms and surrender to the military for reintegration into communities.
Zulum made the call at the weekend in Waraveh, while resettling 680 IDP returnees’ households into the border community with Cameroon.
“The terrorists’ lay down of arms and eventual surrender to the Nigerian Army, could facilitate their comprehensive reintegration into communities,” he said.
He added that over 35, 000 repentant Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to the Army for disarmament, de-radicalization and reintegration (DDR) by the State Government.
According to him, with the surrender of terrorists along with their families, displaced persons from five communities will be returned in two months.
He said that the communities to be resettled include Bitta, Maddube, Kirawa, Yamtake and Ngoshe in Gwoza council.
He, therefore, urged the IDP returnees to be resilient and security conscious by reporting suspicious persons or groups of people to security agencies.