Popularly referred to as Mama Boko Haram, a human rights lawyer and mediator, Hajiya Aisha Wakil revealed on Saturday, May 5, that insurgents that have terrorized parts of Nigeria will someday surrender their arms and return home.
Daily Sun reports that Wakil spoke at a fund raising for her NGO in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, saying the insurgents were willing to give up their arms.
She assured that they will soon return home. “All my sons in the bush will come home and surrender for peace,” she reportedly said assuring that she will continue to support efforts to return peace to the troubled state. “I will not relent in my mediating role to ensure everybody in Boko Haram bondage is released,”
she promised. She said the Complete Care and Aid, her organisation, was established to care for victims of the insurgency, including orphans and displaced persons.
According to the report, Wakil said that the foundation would always intervene in the areas of education, health care and psycho-social support. NAIJ.com earlier reported that Wakil said the Boko Haram group was ready to dialogue with the federal government. “Since I came back, I have been on their neck. They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls. “I am for the Chibok girls and all the captives. They are ready for peace.
This is what they told me. “I think they might post some information on YouTube within 24 hours,” she had said.