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‘Repentant’ Boko Haram member responsible for Col. Bako’s death – Ali Ndume

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Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has revealed that a ‘repentant’ Boko Haram member was responsible for the murder of an Army Colonel, Dahiru C. Bako.

According to the senator, the former boko haram member, gave out information to the terrorists regarding the movement of the colonel.

Recall that Colonel Bako was killed during a clearance operation on September 21 in an ambush by the terrorist group, near Damboa, a town about 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Ndume said, “I am in disagreement with the government on the issue of de-radicalising and reintegrating (Boko Haram repentants). I still maintain that. You can’t be resettling people, pampering them while the war is on. The committee is on the same page and I believe many Nigerians are on the same page with this.

“In my village, mallams, not ordinary Muslims, elders above 60, 75 of them were taken to an abattoir and slaughtered by Boko Haram. Can you imagine that the Nigerian Army or the Nigerian Government is saying that because these people have gone to repent or they say they have their hands up, you bring them back and pamper them.

“In addition to that, the recent attack in Damboa was carried out by a repentant (Boko Haram) giving information as to the movement of the army, the general that was killed was a victim.”