The General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has stated that repentant Boko Haram members can one day become president of Nigeria.
The General made this known while speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday.
According to him, there are lots of benefits for Boko Haram terrorists who surrender, one of which is opportunity for leadership roles.
He said, “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?
“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.”