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.