“Boko Haram are our children” – FG

The minister of Information, Labara Maku, said yesterday that the Federal Government welcomes the decision of the Boko Haram Islamic group to engage in dialogue.

According to the Nation Newspapers, he said the FG has always shown its readiness to meet with the group and explore ways of stopping the violence as quickly as possible.

Yesterday, a man identified as Habu Mohammed, who was reported to be speaking on behalf of the sect’s leader, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, told the Voice of America (VOA) in Mecca that the group is ready to negotiate with the FG.

He said the decision was as a result of the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians who advised the group to change its strategy in the interest of peace.

In his statement, Maku said:

“We have heard the news. The position of government from the beginning has been that we are prepared to negotiate and dialogue with members of this group because we believe they are Nigerians and they are our children.

“It is a known fact that violence has disrupted social and economic activities in some parts of Northern Nigeria.

“We have accepted dialogue as a way of bringing the situation to an end as quickly as possible.

“We have always called on those engaging in violence to stop because violence can’t solve any problem. So we welcome the decision to dialogue.”

Both the FG and the militant group have refused to divulge what form the talks are taking and the individuals brokering the talks.

The Boko Haram group has undertaken a campaign of violence in the northern part of the country, which has claimed the lives of thousands and left even more wounded, with the aim of establishing an Islamic enclave in Nigeria. And they are children of the government?

19 Comments

  • After u finish Negotiating with d barbarians,get ready to also negotiate with OPC in d west & MASSOB in d east
    Anyone who dare identify him/her self as a boko haram member shld be given jungle justice…they don’t deserve to live

  • It is high time,evry nigerian youth in all crooks n cranies in nigeria find or lunch a violence group 2 attract FG attention toward them because these leaders are too greedy.nigeria cannot be better.be warned this is end time

  • What of the Militants in the Niger Delta? What made them special when they were kidnapping and killing innocent people including foreigners? At the end all the government could do was to send them abroad for studies. Some to UK & some to Malaysia. Any one who doubts should challenge. I know a lot of Easterners have prayed for this to eventually turn out to be another bloody civil war & mostly claiming we are ready for another Biafra. Please try & get a copy of the Nigeria VS Biafra war 1967-1970 watch & ask yourself if you really need another bloody civil war. Nothing was solved through the 1967-1970 civil war. MEANING THAT NOTHING CAN EVER BE SOLVED THROUGH VIOLENCE. Let the government discuss & we will see the outcome of the discussion & I pray that the outcome is for the best interest of all Nigerians.

  • They are not our (NIGERIA) children, there are intrusions from chad, mali and niger etc. If these terrorists happens to have a fair hearing, believe you me. The worst is yet to come. I WEEP FOR THIS UNGODLY MARRIED ENTITY.

  • We will be happy if govt can dialogue with boko hara sect,but on my own i dont think the issue could be solve just like that bcos our political leader does not care about us, this is just an awareness, 2 say govt are deep concern about us, we heard some sweetable news about this issue which we does not see any changes, if its sin we nigerian’s people commited may GOD ALMIGHTY forgive us,and put end of this shit. AMEN.

  • Bokoharam u pples ar wastin tym no dialogue 4 u guys snc u guys decide to wast yong blood they wl b no peace 4 the wicked. Nonsense.

  • How can the honourable minister call these ones ‘our children’. For God’s sake, I need to understand what he meant. Boko Haram, you are not my brother!

  • The govt & political leaders are de book harams. They ‘ve agreed to stop violent after Vp Namadi Sambo went to Saudi Arabia to discuss with his boys to stop throughing bombs. God ‘ll surely punish u leaders.

  • Both the minister and the president is a coward! they are negotiating out of fear. Imaging the commander in chief of arm forces being threatened by a small group faceless individuals and he is falling for it.Shame!!!

  • MUMU ABI NA Maku or what you call ur name, so u send ur children to kill other children right, you must be A CAPITAL BIG FOOL BY ASKING NIGERIAN TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST, KPURUBANKA

  • NIGERIANS WILL NOT DIALOGUE WITH INVISIBLE OR BLOOD SUCKERS LIKE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT OF NIGERIANS BUT THEIR STUPID SELF AND REASONS WHICH IS BEST KNOWN TO THEM. SHOW YOURSELVES IF YOU REALLY EXIST OR FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE COWARDS

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