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.