Sultan’s Amnesty Call For Boko Haram Disappointing – Makinde

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The Primate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, His Eminence, Bishop Ola Makinde, has described as disappointing, the call by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III for amnesty for Boko Haram members.

Speaking on Friday during the Holy Communion Service of the 51st annual synod of the church at Methodist Church, Ekotedo, Ibadan, Makinde expressed his disappointment saying there is no way faceless people could be granted amnesty.

The Sultan had last week proposed what he believed could be thee lasting solution to the insurgency, and has demanded “total amnesty” for members of the sect in order to promote peace in the country.

However, Makinde said, “I am disappointed in the statement credited to the Sultan of Sokoto that terrorists should be granted amnesty.

“How can you grant amnesty to a faceless group or a set of criminals? Traditional and spiritual leaders should be custodians of morality in the land.”

Makinde opined that it would be wrong to equate the Boko Haram insurrection to what happened in the Niger Delta.

According to him, the people of Niger Delta fought against environmental degradation and resource control.

“What is Boko Haram for? Are they fighting for groundnut or cow resource control?” Makinde asked rhetorically.

“We must be very careful that we don’t have religious war in this country. You can imagine it is being revealed that 83 per cent of the oil blocs are owned by the northerners. They want political and economic powers combined.”

“What is killing this country is corruption. In 1993, I said unless the nation tackles the issue of corruption it would kill everything that is noble in our country. That is what we are seeing in the politics of our nation today.”

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  • These christian leaders are hypocrites. I wonder why they couldn’t come out to tell Nigerians for what reason they don’t like this issue of Boko Haram ends? When Jonathan said he knew Boko Haram members in his government, who among them ask him to mention them for lasting solution to this problem? Now when Sultan talked of amnesty everyone of them talk because he is not a Christian and they wanted the situation to worsen so that they can get money for political campaign in their churches. God has exposed the hypocrisies Christianity has been fielding for Moslems and Islam.

  • In as much as the FG cannot tame these bloody terrorists then they should be granted amnesty, Mr Primate don’t you see the sultan is loosing his grip in the north, which good leader will watch his subjects fall apart, afterall we all know BOKO HARAM want to remove the sultan as a religious leader and make him an ordinary traditional leader by trying to turn the holy Qur’an around

  • Sanusi Yaradua shut dat colanut mouth of urs. U pple enjoy violence, u also support ur violent religious sects as long as they’re islam. The revered bishop have jst stated d plain reality which is reasonable & common sense but since u lack common sense, I dnt expect ur dumb sh*thole to grasp dis. Go f*cking nurse ur cows.

  • WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID “NO AMNESTY FOR THE FACELESS PEOPLE” MANY FACES AT THE VENUE BECAME VERY SOBER FILLED WITH DISSAPOINTMENT.
    AT THE TIME LATE YAR’ADUA DECLARE AMNESTY TO THE NIGER DELTA TERRORIST, THEY WERE ALL FACELESS.SOME BOKO HARAM MEMBERS ARE VISIBLE IN SECURITY PERSONNEL CUSTODY,IF THE FACELESS MEMBERS APPEAR, THEY WILL DEFINITELY BE ARRESTED AND BE PROSECUTED OR MAY EVEN BE KILLED INSTANTLY .
    IN ANY CRISES PRONE AREA IN NIGERIA,EVERYBODY IS A POTENTIAL SUSPECT. WHEN A SECURITY PERSONNEL LOOSE HIS LIFE BY ANY MEANS IN AN AREA,INDISCRIMINATE ARREST WILL BE MADE IN WHICH EVERY YOUTH IN THAT AREA IS A SUSPECT.IF A SUSPECT LOOSE HIS/HER LIFE,NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.MANY HAVE LOOSED THEIR LIVES BASED ON ALLEGATIONS ANDHUMAN RIGHTS ARE GROSSLY ABUSED.MANY HAVE BECOME ORPHANS AND THE NUMBER OF INNOCENT CITIZENS ARRESTED IS UNCOUNTABLE. RESIDENTS LIVE UNDER TENSION AND LIFE IS FRUSTRATED WITH MANY FORCEFULLY MIGRATING FROM THEIR HOUSES.MILITARY OPTION WILL NOT SUCCEED, IT FAILED IN AFGHANISTAN.

  • boko haram are not faceless,Mr president know them,coz he once stated that he knew them and he is living with them….and for the pastor you failed ur self, does from the niger delta are also criminals coz coz they arms nd armunition nd also kill,,tell me if they are not…but yet gov still considered them amnesty

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