Boko Haram: If Amnesty Will Bring Peace, Why Not – Abdulsalami

abdulsalam_abubakar-300x336Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has lent his voice to the call for amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect.

Abubakar made the call at the African Union (AU) secretariat in New York, United States where the AU High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) on Sudan and South Sudan briefed envoys within the continent on the progress made by the panel.

He said: “Anything that can bring peace in the country to the people needs to be studied to see the merit and demerit of such an action.

“Yes there are a lot of people for and against Boko Haram; we should situate our position to the people who are getting the brunt of all these activities. People are made homeless; they are made orphans; they are widows; so, if amnesty to these people will bring peace and bring succour to our country, why not?” Abubakar asked.

The former military leader appealed to politicians in the country to be more broad-minded and truthful and provide services to the nation.

“The problem we are having right now is the problem of development, but it is very sad it’s happening. But I believe this is an issue that we can overcome if all Nigerians unite to ensure that we fight this cankerworm that is bedevilling our country.

“There is no country in the world that has not got any problem the way it plays its democracy. It is a matter of learning and doing the right thing,” Abubakar said.


  1. The man is making sense in his last paragraph, at least every country has one bigger problem or the order and they find solution to it, i believe that there is a solution for these boko_haram of a thing. I believe that if we all raise to the issue on board there must b a change, and it has to start with those ontop. Remember the bible said that two cannot walk together except they agree. Thanks.

  2. giving amnesty to boko haram is a way of encouraging terrorrism in nigeria.give amnesty to b.h and see if another terror group will not rise

  3. they make beutifull and resoneable talk and commite the contrary, Abdussalami speaks elderly but have no aqeedah, no problem i insoluble since Nigerian leaders solve the vast number of crisis in Africa and the world but the refuse to solve home maters. its a welcom development that now u’ve started. i believe that Nigeria have rulers and never a leaders but this is a steping stop by Allah’s will.

  4. victor i’m happy with your comment. understanding each other is the solution of the problem. because boko haram not only christain they kill even muslim too they kill.

  5. Yes if there is anything more than Amnesty why not?, we are losing not gaining in all round development, just for the peace of the nation. I’m appealing federal government in the next F E C Meeting should look in to it.

  6. Gaas u a correct, giving amnesty to b.h sect is d worst thing dt can hap to ds country reason: dia is no juastification 4 taking one’s life ilegaly. bokohalam sect or woteva dy call demselvs has no right or powa to take any life in nig. asuming dt amnesty is bn granted to dem, wot wud b d fate of dos innocent citizens dey murder? hw wud dia family get justice? Nig is a great nation & can protect lives & property of her subjects if she want.


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