Amnesty: Authentic Boko Haram Members May Have Genuine Agitations – Yuguda

isa-yugudaGovernor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State weekend declared that members of the ‘real’ Boko Haram sect will accept the Federal Government’s proposed amnesty.

Yuguda’s submission comes on the heels of the Federal Government’s insistence that it will go ahead and grant Boko Haram amnesty notwithstanding the rejection of the gesture by the known leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau.

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, on Sunday, said, “The decision of the Federal Government to set up the committee to work out modalities to grant amnesty to members of the (Boko Haram) sect is on course.

“No pronouncement by any individual or group or an attempt to blackmail government will stop it. Government is serious about bringing this crisis to an end, and we are committed to this.”

Yuguda, who was speaking with journalists in Lagos on Sunday, said that the group which rejected the proposed government amnesty was the “criminal and political” Boko Haram used by some politicians to perpetrate evil.

He said, “The criminal Boko Haram faction is benefitting from their criminal activities, which is why they have rejected amnesty. Some of them are perpetrating their evils on behalf of politicians

“I believe the real Boko Haram may have genuine agitations, like joblessness. But once they accept the amnesty, we will face and fight the criminal ones,” he was quoted as saying.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Basicly, this is a part of the real truth. We will soon get there, I strongly believe. May God Almighty see us through. AMEN

  2. Though, I want to believe that the Real Boko Haram Members are not truly after the government’ money through Amnesty or whatever, but rather to have a real and substantial dialogue with the FG by saying their minds and the excesses that have been commited either by the FG or a certain individual in government or a particular group or political party that have warranted the insurgence of this their group and the reasons why they have to go to that extent in portraying their rage.
    This however, I believe should be done and be told for the world to hear.
    Moreover, if Boko Haramists are ready to dialogue and they fear to notice any sign of betrayal from the FG will only definitely intensify their acts and soil the matter of peace.
    My advice is that the FG should think twice in taking any step. But seek the proper way to settle the problem and try as much as possible to curb the menace even if it requires sacrificing his seat of power for peace to reign.
    Everyone should remember that when we name the Boko Haramists in Nigeria as Terrorists, this only add more to their power and they will definitely be ready to destroy to the core if their voice is not listened to or heared.
    However, you don’t counter attack Terrorist whether in secret or openly and believe that tha would definitely be the end of it, cuz remember that they too have families, friends and children who will continue to nurse hatred in them for what you think you could have done to them.
    REMEMBER, THAT REAL TERRORISTS DO NOT FEAR DEATH AND BEFORE YOU COULD THINK OF KILLING THEM ALL, THEY WOULD HAVE DESTROYED MANY OF YOU PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY.
    THERE ARE MORE TO THE DEALINGS OF BHM IN NIGERIA, WE SHOULD NOT SHY AWAY FROM THIS, BUT, RATHER SEEK THE BEST WAY TO CURB THE MENACE.
    MAY THE PEACE, MERCY AND GLORY OF GOD ALMIGHTY BE WITH THIS GREAT AND BLESSED NATION “NIGERIA” AMEN! AMEN!!

  3. joblessness ko. haba mr gov. So joblessness has made them found a new job of burning churches n killing christians. You are all the same Mr. Gov

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