How Buhari Regime Secretly Funding Welfare Program For Boko Haram Commanders -UN
The Buhari-led regime’s covert scheme for rehabilitating and integrating Boko Haram militants into society has been exposed.
The New Humanitarian stumbled onto the show “Sulhu.”
According to the news site, the program’s goal was to rehabilitate and offer a means of living to senior commanders of terrorist groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP).
According to the article, the Sulhu initiative began in 2014, following the kidnapping of over 270 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram. During the talks for the abducted girls’ release, the administration saw an opportunity for conversation.
Since 2019, 150 terrorists have laid down their guns and surrendered, according to the study.
According to those acquainted with the initiative, 150 mujahideen have relinquished their weapons and crossed across since 2019. Following the death in May of Abubakar Shekau, who had headed Boko Haram since 2009, there has been a distinct spike due to internal fighting within the jihadist movement,” according to the study.
The Sulhu program is linked to the recent surrender of terrorists to the Nigerian government, according to the article. The army’s public relations director, Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the group’s fighting potential was diminished as the number of ISWAP members dwindled.
Mallam Aliyu, a former Boko Haram member engaged in the 2014 Bama tragedy, is one of the report’s subjects.
He currently lives in a rent-free residence in Kaduna state, has a company license, and receives a monthly stipend from Nigeria’s SSS as part of the Sulhu program.
“Some of the mujahideen, such as Aliyu, were qaid – district commanders – in control of numerous districts. The original group was given such prominence that they were called to Abuja, where they met with representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the story.
The Sulhu program’s goal is to recruit defectors to work for the SSS and convert them into terrorists. Sulhu had been reaching out to prominent jihadists to attempt to convert them, according to New Humanitarian, after a six-month probe.
The initiative is intended to create long-term peace between the government and terrorist organizations, but according to New Humanitarian, the program is so divisive that no government official has consented to talk publicly about it.
Defectors are enrolled in a six-month “deradicalization” training at the military’s demobilization and reintegration center in Mallam Sidi, in northeastern Gombe State, as part of the Sulhu program.
After swearing vows of good behavior, they are given a graduation certificate, which is approved by a high court judge, and the terrorists are then reintegrated into society, allowing them to own and run companies as private persons.