Major General Abdul Malik Bulama Biu, the general officer commanding the 7 division, has called on Boko Haram members to surrender their weapons, repent and embrace peace, citing that they can still become the president of the country if they follow the path of peace.
Speaking while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri on Sunday, the garrison commander added that a Boko Haram member is only wasting away, knowing that sooner or later, be would be apprehended.
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.”