The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has stated that the whereabouts of no fewer than 10 percent of the residents of his State remains unknown due to insurgency.
Zulum disclosed this when he addressed state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari today August 24.
The governor said more than 100,000 people have been killed in the last 12 years of the insurgency.
The Governor, who said he discussed the report of the surrendering of Boko Haram insurgents with the President, further said he did not see any reason why those who surrendered should be rejected. Governor Zulum also said there are a total of 2,600 surrendered insurgents now in custody, emphasizing that not all of them are criminals.
He said among those that surrendered were innocent people who were forced into joining the insurgents.
While declaring his total support for the insurgents that have surrendered, he said the Borno government was not contemplating giving the repentant terrorists any dine for them to surrender.