Some repentant insurgents have gone to prove their geniuity by cleaning communities across Maiduguri, the state capital, Borno State.
Naija News reports that the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with the Borno State Government organized the sanitation exercise in efforts to prepare them for their reintegration process.
Some of the repentant insurgents wore T-shirts with inscriptions: “Please forgive us. We have repented. Let us rebuild Borno again.”
Speaking of the exercise, CDD’s Senior Research Fellow, Mala Mustafa said the exercise is to change the narrative and prepare them for their reintegration process.
Mustafa said: “The rationale behind this exercise is for CDD to support the Borno state government as part of preparatory work for the reintegration of the ex-combatants.
“We felt it is imperative to change the narrative, particularly the negative perception about them among community members.
We want to rebuild relationship and trust between those that surrendered and community members.”
Some Nigerians have taken to social media to express their reservations.
One koralxslimcurvy wrote; ”This is ridiculous mahn!”
oba_823 wrote; ‘‘Lol 😆 Nigeria! The people who are using them knows the game they’re playing”
_efa_wealthy_ wrote; ‘‘Please let’s not be deceived this is another of their plans”
bawawalkat wrote; ”Omo can’t even describe how I feel about this”
tony_chyzophat wrote; ”this one funny me sha. People gathering info on how to stri*ke again.”
anieese wrote; ‘‘Kiaaaa. What about their victims??? No Justice????”
ade.ola_beryl wrote; ”Forgive them at your own risk’
sound._god wrote; ‘‘The amalgamation of 1914 was a huge s c a m from lord LUGGARD to Nnamdi AZIKIWE , AWOLOWO n AHMADU BELLO tbvh”