Borno Governor Babagana Zulum has disclosed that the whereabouts of no fewer than 10 per cent of the population of the State is unknown as a result of insurgency.
Zulum, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, also said more than 100,000 people have been killed in the last 12 years of the insurgency.
The Governor, who said he discussed the report of the surrendering of Boko Haram insurgents with the President, further said he did not see any reason why those who surrendered should be rejected.
Zulum also said there are a total of 2,600 surrendered insurgents now in custody, emphasising that not all of them are criminals.
He said among those that surrendered were innocent people forcefully conscripted to join the Boko Haram sect while some are teenagers.
While declaring his total support for the insurgents that have surrendered, he said the Borno government was not contemplating giving the repentant terrorists any dine for them to surrender.
The Governor, who said he had been attacked by the insurgents for about 50 times, also promised to support victims of the insurgents.