- The Nigerian military has cleared the prosecution of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria
- Major General Christopher Musa, the theater commander of the operation Hadin Kai assured that repentant insurgents would not be released. Terrorists
Maiduguri – After the recent mass surrender of the Boko Haram -Terrorists said the Nigerian military repentant insurgents would not go unpunished for crimes committed.
The commander of Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa, announced this at Army Headquarters in Maiduguri, reports Vanguard.
In a speech at the headquarters of the theater command, Musa assured the Nigerians and the international community that it was in the area of international law in dealing with Boko Haram and the prosecution ofdevoted terrorists.
Although he claimed the law would address his cause, the theater commandant insisted that the troops were focused, alert, and vigilant, ThisDay added.
He went on to explain that, while the military had no power to pursue the insurgents, it still had a profile and investigation into the terrorists before they referred the necessary authorities for appropriate sanctions under applicable law
Lai Mohammed says repentant members of Boko Haram can be prosecuted
Earlier, the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that repentant members of Boko Haram can be prosecuted.
Mohammed declared a report on Saturday, August 21 in Washington DC, claiming the federal government can repent Not prosecute insurgents, is misleading as it has been taken out of context.
However, the minister noted that repentant insurgents cannot be shot without profiling and prosecution, as this goes against best global practice violates.
Why we don’t kill surrendered terrorists, the Nigerian army gives reasons
In the meantime, the Nigerian army has reportedly declared that the global Convention that Nigeria has signed does not allow the killing of devoted terrorists.
The army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, announced this in an interview. He reiterated that the troops deployed for “Operation Hadin Kai” accept surrendered Boko Haram / ISWAP terrorists in accordance with international laws and treaties on armed conflict.
The declaration was offered amid calls from some circles to the military to kill the devoted terrorists instead of reintegrating them into society.