The General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu says that repentant Boko Haram fighters can become the president of Nigeria.
Major General Biu during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri on Sunday, called on Boko Haram fighters to surrender unconditionally and further pointed out the benefits of surrendering which include leadership opportunities.
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.”