Can the activities of the Boko Haram sect be equated to that of the Niger Delta Militants?

Boko Haram Leader
Boko Haram Leader

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has once again been criticized for his call that members of the militant sect, Boko Haram, be granted amnesty. This request has been described as disappointing and baseless by the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde.

Makinde made this known while addressing newsmen during the 51st annual synod of the church in Ibadan, on Friday. The theme of the synod was “If God had not been on our side” and Ola Makinde stressed that a change of attitude, God fearing leadership and the resolve to end corruption should be the key to moving the nation forward.

His words: “I am unhappy with the Sultan’s statement about amnesty for the Boko Haram sect. Traditional and Religious leaders should be custodians of morality and should not condone illegality. Could a faceless group be given amnesty, even if it were deserved…? The activities of the Boko Haram sect should not be equated to the Niger Delta militants, who were fighting for resource control and against land pollution. What resource control is the sect fighting for? We just found out that 83 per cent of oil blocks were controlled by the north. We must pray against revolution in the Nigeria”, he said.

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  • Boko haram are very far extra inhumane may compare with the activities of the millitants,so boko haram and the northan political personel are working together,so mr president should stop this mess or let the country be beyond gage pls.

    • No!no!!no!!!acording to the.stetmeng,that the say if, boko haram thay may not stop fithing, is beter to divit nigeria into two is on focualy abaut that.bcause if you luck very carfully you will knows that. thay fith in niger delta.but norbody tock for dividing nigeria.what me iam sogesting hear is that since this boko haram the tock for peace.and the waint to make setlement .with mr prisident why not to respong thier.voice and make and agreement with tham and thay will sayed what thay waing.may god almainthy shoul been bring peace for us ni the nigeria and orther pleaces in jesus name amen{writing by jonathan edumuniche

  • I am from the North, but i don’t support the call for amnesty for Boko Haram (Western Education is Sin)or whatever they call their name.Though i blame President Goodluck Jonathan for playing with the high level of insecurity and corruption. He has been combating insecurity and corruption with kid gloves. I remember he once said that Boko Haram has infiltrated his administration, as they exists in both the Presidency, Military and Para-military formation, National Assembly, so why is he now saying they are faceless? The earlier those members of Boko Haram as well as their sponsors are prosecuted the better for Nigeria and Nigerians. No one can just unleash terror on innocent and peace loving citizens, and then say he should be granted amnesty. I totally reject the call for amnesty for Boko Haram, this is because the have been using some senseless dialogue to perpetuate their inhumanic activities. May God help us

    • I aqree with u Mr Bako. Security operatives have done their part in submitting reports as regards the Boko Haram scourge, and no doubt many people have been fingered known by this administration. Up until now none of them have been brought to book nor arrested. Only less privileged people are put behind bars. Even when their sponsors are mentioned during interrogation, nothing is done. As long as the government is treating this issue with kids glove, it’ll fail in her quest.

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