Borno NUJ chides governments to apply international best practices in handling repentant Boko terrorists
By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
The Borno State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) ,has urged the federal and state governments to treat with caution the mass repentance of Boko Haram terrorists urging them to apply international best practices in handling the matter.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the NUJ state council congress held at the Press centre in Maiduguri.
Reading the communique Chairman NUJ Borno Council, Comrade Bulama Talba urged both the federal and state governments to re-strategize in receiving the terrorists back to the society and the incessant vandalisation of power infrastructures on Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
According to him, “government and security agencies should re-strategize to receive, verify and use local as well as credible intelligence reports and act on them to end vandalization of power infrastructures by insurgents”
The congress which was well attended, commended journalists for their professional conduct and urged them to maintain the tempo and was quick to observe the depleting state of information officers in ministries, departments and agencies and called on government to look at the issue and initiate recruiting process of more qualified information officers to bridge the gap in the flow of government information to the public.
The communique urged Government to be more transparent in the provision of palliatives to the less privileged and those whose businesses have been badly affected due to the prolonged power outage across the capital city of the state.
”Union expressed shock over the continued increase in prices of commodities and called for government intervention through price control and tackling of hoarding”, the communique concluded.