The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), on Sunday, called the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, to drop the idea of giving repentant Boko Haram terrorists foreign education.
The organisation noted that the bill, which has passed the first reading at the Senate, would make it possible for repentant terrorists to receive foreign education.
“This Bill erodes justice and makes a mockery of the suffering of victims, and the unspeakable human tragedy, humanitarian crisis and appalling atrocities committed by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
“By calling Boko Haram members ‘ex-agitators’, the Bill mocks the victims of appalling atrocities committed by the terrorist group, and is a blatant affront to victims’ dignity. ‘Repentant Boko Haram terrorists’ are not ‘ex-agitators’; they are terrorists under Nigerian and international laws.
“Boko Haram members should not be allowed to enjoy foreign education while over 13 million Nigerian children of school age are roaming our streets,” Deputy Director, SERAP, Kolawole Oluwadare, stated.