The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has claimed that an undisclosed repentant Boko Haram member was responsible for the recent attack in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, leading to the death of an Army Colonel, D.C Bako.
Mr Ndume made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen shortly after the budget defence session of the Nigerian Army.
According to him, the repentant terrorist gave out information to the insurgents regarding the movement of the colonel.
Mr Ndume, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, therefore, reiterated his objection to the Federal Government’s reintegration plan for the repentant terrorists in the country.
Mr Ndume said: “I am in disagreement with the government on the issue of de-radicalising and reintegrating (Boko Haram repentants). I still maintain that. You can’t be resettling people, pampering them while the war is on.
“The committee is on the same page and I believe many Nigerians are on the same page with this.
“In my village, mallams, not ordinary Muslims but mallams, elders above 60, 75 of them were taken to an abattoir and slaughtered by Boko Haram. Can you imagine that the Nigerian army or the Nigerian government is saying that because these people have gone to repent, or they say they have their hands up, you bring them back and pamper them.
“In addition to that, the recent attack in Damboa was carried out by a repentant giving information as to the movement of the army, the general that was killed was a victim,” he alleged.