Senate Bill Proposes That Repentant Terrorists Be Sent Out Of The Country For Education

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According to reports from Punch Newspapers, a bill sponsored by Senator representing Yobe East, Ibrahim Geideam for the establishment of National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents has passed its first reading.

The controversial bill, few after it was introduced, attracted angry reactions from the Chibok Community, which was attacked by the insurgents in 2014, and the Christian Association of Nigeria.

Also, the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which has been calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in 2014 by the insurgents, said the plan to set up the agency should be done concurrently with the rehabilitation of thousands of internally displaced persons.

But on Monday, Geidam, in an interview with journalists, defended the bill. He said many Boko Haram terrorists were willing to lay down their arms but were afraid of the consequences of their action.

The further senator explained that his bill was not meant to take care of insurgents captured by the security agencies because those ones would be made to face the full wrath of the law, The Punch reports.

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