Boko Haram: Since Jonathan Has Refused Amnesty, He Should Provide Alternative – ACF

jonathan-bokoThe Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday rose from an emergency joint meeting in Kaduna, with a message for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; provide an alternative to amnesty in order to end Boko Haram insurgency.

A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of its Board of Trustees and National Executive Committee members chaired by Alhaji Aliko Mohammed noted that since the president had totally rejected amnesty for the sect he should provide an alternative.

The meeting, according to the communiqué, centred mainly on the escalating security challenges across some parts of the north and the increasing toll in human lives and properties.

“The emergency joint meeting felt very concerned about the seeming inability of the authority to bring the unfortunate situation under control, especially the total rejection of calls for amnesty to the insurgents without offering any viable alternative course of action”, it said.

The communiqué signed by its National Publicity Secretary Anthony Sani said “all its patrons and all northern leaders across faiths and irrespective of political divides must come together and live up to their collective security challenges that have become serious threats to the socio economic and political development of not only the north but also of the entire nation”.

5 Comments

  • I hope the ACF is not deliberately misunderstanding Jonathan. The President has not ruled out amnesty. He is only sayiing that Boko Haram leaders should show willingness to embrace amnesty either directly or through prominent northern leaders. It is unfortunate that Buhari refused to negotiate on behalf of Boko Haram when he was nominated by the group. The ACF should now support the new initiative by Jerry Gana.

    • Ur problem is Buhari,Buhari——- When de man said no any formal communication btwn him and any of de sect members..His name was stage-managed 4 political reasons &ur type were bitter as it could not work according to planned.

  • Amnesty for what? This country is decaying and the so called northern leaders are still adding their rubbish to it. What is the boko haram fighting for? To make Nigeria an islamic state? Is that reasonable? So the government should be paying them for something illegal? I’ll say its bullshit! It just shows how deep the decay is. Truely, illiteracy is a disease, and i think its only the western education that can cure them.

  • Amnesty?. Wat z dia contention first of all?
    They have infringed even on d fundamental right of free religious association

    They don’t deserve amnesty atall
    These northen Gs’ be sabotaging d government and turning d #Shit on GEJ.

    Like dey shud be paid for wanting to force Islam on Nigeria?!

    Have they 4gotten ”…the people of the Book…”?!

  • You people you better think before you leap. What this man has done for god sake. Don’t worry he will be governor of niger delta in 2015. Jonathan admistration is totaly failed any thing you like say. Why some are mentioning buari didn’t jonathan said it that the sponsor of the set are in his cabinet. You have a big problems.

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