The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has aired his opinion on the plea from the Nigerian Army to Boko Haram and Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP), to seek reconciliation.
The army urged the insurgents to put down their weapons and embrace peace, saying an end to the war is in sight.
The call for reconciliation was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulwahad Eyitayo at a party organised for journalists by the Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday.
Kanu however claimed the terrorists would be rehabilitated, recruited into the army and posted to the South.
He tweeted, “Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“And after reconciliation, they will be rehabilitated, recruited into the Army & sent to the South to ‘shoot to kill’. Now you see why I keep calling it a TERRORIST army.”
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, had earlier reacted to the development, expressing shock at the army’s decision to demand reconciliation with members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
“Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“Since when has the Nigerian Army resorted to begging murderers, killers and terrorists? How have the mighty fallen!” he tweeted.
More than 30,000 Nigerians have been killed while over three million are displaced in the North East by Boko Haram terrorists.
The terrorist organisation also has many Nigerians held in their custody.