By Musa Adamu, with agency report
Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said one of the repentant terrorists freed by the Nigerian military murdered his father.
He made the disclosure in an interview on television station programme.
The lawmaker representing Borno South has been vocal against the deradicalization programme.
Ndume told the President Muhammadu Buhari government to rehabilitate Boko Haram victims not insurgents.
“If the government is serious about a programme like this, it should start with the victims first and not the perpetrators”, he said.
“The so-called deradicalised are released into society, there is no monitoring device. One of them that came back killed his father and took away his two cows.”
Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, Maj. Gen. Bamidele Shafa, said: “The clients went through documentation processes to obtain vital background information and were subjected to comprehensive medical screening to determine their health status.”
Shafa added that their DNA samples were collected and biometrics captured by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for future references.