Shettima noted that the days of the Boko Haram terrorists are numbered given the intensified assault on them by the Nigerian troops.
Governors of the 19 northern states have inaugurated a committee to fish out Boko Haram sponsors within two months.
The committee was inaugurated on Friday, October 9, at the late Gen. Hassan Katsina's House, Kaduna by the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.
Shettima noted that the days of the Boko Haram terrorists are numbered given the intensified assault on them by the Nigerian troops. He said the insurgents have been flushed out of their strongholds in the north eastern parts of the country.
It was gathered that the committee was set up under the aegis of Committee of Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice of the 19 northern states. The panel was also given the mandate to review the criminal justice system in the North.
Shettima added, “The Committee should also look at the condemnable activities of the so-called sponsors of the insurgency and come up with legally pragmatic, appropriate and proportionate punishment. The committee should also focus specifically on parents, who, because of some pittance, sacrifice their children as suicide bombers. Such parents must be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The committee also has the mandate to carry out careful analysis of the various emergent security challenges confronting the northern states and determine how best to incorporate them into the Penal Code for proper and effective administration of justice.”
The governor, however, cautioned the committee against making recommendations that would conflict with the 1999 constitution, urging the members to use their expertise and professional wealth of experience to find lasting solutions to problems that had retarded the growth of the region over the years.