Former Aviation Minister Hon. Femi Fani Kayode has frowned at the Buhari administration’s policy of rehabilitating and releasing captured or surrendering suspected Boko Haram members back into the society.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle @realFFK, the former Minister likened the Nigerian government’s rehabilitation policy to that of former president Barack Obama of the United States, whom he alleged had released top Taliban official Abdul Gani Baradar from the Guantanamo Bay only for the former detainee to become one of top most leaders of the terrorist group in Afghanistan.
“Obama’s release and rehabilitation policy of terrorists was a monumental failure.
The suggestion that Boko Haram terrorists or any other terrorists in Nigeria should be forgiven, released and rehabilitated is asinine, dangerous and absurd.
The implementation of such a policy would be counter-productive and would result in even more terror being visited on the Nigerian people”. The former Minister wrote.
The president Muhammadu Buhari administration has come under fire from several quarters for it’s inability to resettle those internally displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, yet opting to prioritize the reintegration of those accused of causing the plight of the refugees back into the society.
Abdul Gani Baradar was a Taliban prisoner. He was rehabilitated and released from Guantanamo Bay prison by President Barack Obama.— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) August 18, 2021
He is now one of the two most powerful leaders of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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