The Executive Governor of Borno state said, over 100,000 people have been killed in state over the last 12 years.
According to the Governor,it is indeed sad that the whereabouts of about 10 per cent of the state’s population is missing, following the spate of the insurgency.
Speaking with State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the governor said his discussions with the president was on the report of the surrendered Boko Haram insurgents, noting that he did not see any reason why those who surrendered should be rejected.
2,600 surrendered insurgents are now in custody, however, he noted not all of them were criminals.
He said among those that surrendered were innocent people forcefully conscripted to join the Boko Haram sect, while some are teenagers.
Declaring his support for the surrendered insurgents, he said the state government was not contemplating giving the repentant terrorists any dine for them to surrender.