There is currently outrage on social media as the Nigerian Senate introduced a bill to propose the establishment of an agency for repentant Boko Haram terrorists.
The bill to establish a national agency for education, rehabilitation, de-radicalization and integration and repentant insurgents in Nigeria passed first reading at the Senate.
According to reports, the new bill was sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Introduction of the bill by the Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, attracted reactions from the lawmakers during plenary.
The bill, however, scaled first reading after it was put to a voice vote by the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over plenary.
The federal government commenced an amnesty programme for repentant Boko Haram Terrorists in 2018.
Despite criticisms, about 1,400 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were recently released by the federal government.
Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram insurgency for over a decade.