Muslims Against Terror Rejects Amnesty For Boko Haram

An Islamic group, Muslims Against Terror has warned the Federal Government that granting Boko Haram amnesty would plunge the country into more security crises.

The group said it was disturbed that president Goodluck Jonathan could fall for the perpetrators of insecurity in the country by deciding to grant amnesty to Boko Haram despite warnings from the group and other well-meaning Nigerians.

In a statement signed by Brother Isa Ibrahim, the group recalled that it had early this year sent a message to President Jonathan warning that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, must be made to face the Shariah judgement for his role in the killing of innocent Nigerians.

The statement said further that encouraging amnesty at every given opportunity could turn the country to another Rwanda which had been ravaged by war.

“The so-called Northern Elders impressed it upon you to offer a so-called amnesty to this cult and you fell for it. Wallahi, you all are misled and can only be doing this for personal gain, to win elections and not for the peace and progress of Nigeria.

“You cannot do another wrong to attempt to repair the series of wrongs of Nigerian governance. A so-called amnesty for Boko Haram cult, JAMBS (Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan) or any other terror group or affiliate is another dangerous wrong to compound a history of terrible wrongs and failures by your government and the governments before you that got us here in the first place,” the group warned President Jonathan.

The group said using seeing money as solution to every problem is what the government is doing by granting amnesty at every chance, adding that the president would be judged by his level of squandering in the guise of fighting crime. The group noted that terrorism across the country was caused by the failure of governance.

The group warned further: “if you and the so-called northern elders continue such grave failure simply to win elections, by the grace of the Almighty, you will be surprised and shocked that, insha Allah, the people will rise against you this time, and no amount of money you pay for votes will allow any of you to remain in leadership, both as elected officials and as traditional leaders, because the blood of innocent Nigerians and your violation of the tenets of God as written in the Torah, the Bible and Quran, to mete out justice on the murderers of us masses, will bring your woe.”

Muslims Against Terror quoted verses from the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran to drive home their point that whoever killed should himself be killed, adding that God’s message on justice for the oppressed was clear as this would help to discourage future perpetration of barbarism among men.

According to the group, it will be very heartless for the president to abandon the victims of the Boko Haram attacks simply because he wanted to gain political favour from the Northern elites.

“We have hunted Boko Haram. We put a reward on the head of Abubakar Shekau. Our brothers have died in the hunt for these cultists and our soldiers have died, innocent people have died.

“It is our right that justice must be meted upon these deviants according to Shariah.

“Boko Haram (members) themselves do not ask for amnesty, because they know that this is haram. So who is asking?” the group wondered, adding that it was sure those asking had a lot to hide just like the president trying to force the amnesty down the throats of the members who have rejected it.

“Who and what holy book gave them the right to shoot at and toss bombs at people playing cards? Is this the law of Shariah that people playing cards or drinking alcohol should be killed?

“Can they show us in Quran where it states that people giving immunization should be killed?” the group asked, warning that giving the terrorists any amnesty would constitute a disastrous precedence, where people believe they simply need to kill innocent people to get cash from the government.

It said that instead of amnesty, the government should consider a social welfare scheme for the people of the north because the entire area would hardly recover from the terrorist experience.

“Establish a social welfare, youth empowerment and employment system starting with the poorest northern extremes of Nigeria and spread this to the entire nation as is with social security in the United States, which cuts crime in these nations,” it said, warning that it would not forgive the president if the amnesty is granted. Amnesty To Boko Haram Is Double Haram. [PMN]


  1. I see wisdom in the position of this group. The killings by these boko haramists are too ugly. If we link fighting war with Islam, let me taker you back in history during the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of God be upon him), He, by God’s only fought the people who oppressed the Muslim Ummah (idolators, unjust leaders, killers of babies and all sort of oppressive activitries to mention but a few). So you see here, boko haram are on their own. Their activities are un-Islamic.
    Again, between MEND and boko haram, I see MEND acting more reasonably than the dreaded BH. Why? Because MEND are out to fight a cause – a movement to gain from what rightfully belong to them. They should be compensated looking at the oil exploration activities that render the inhabitants homeless, foodless, landless and so many ills. So boko haram is on its own People. May God bring them to justice soonest.

  2. What a good word that heal a wound in the mind of an aggrieved! Thank God almighty that. Some people know that our elder state men are mortgaging the lives of our people just for their selfish political ambitions. They have failed us & God too so let’s out rightly reject their proposals & fight for our rites God on our side we will get to our God predestined place Amen!

  3. God bless u all our Godly and truthful movement. May God continue to guide n direct u all with wisdom n understanding. I also pray that God will give GEJ a listening ear to hear wat d spirit is saying. Shalom

  4. The Action congress so-called leader should read this…….selfish being,wat a good word from the group,even when the president can’t make discision’s on it own,der should no be any Amnesty granted.God is surely washing and is anger will rise soon.

  5. The Action congress so-called leader should read this…….selfish being,wat a good word from the group,even when the president can’t make discision’s on it own,der should no be any Amnesty granted.God is surely washing and is anger will rise soon..++

  6. thats a true talk, may GOD almighty help Us & destoy those kill innocent, & destroy those on their shadow! ameen..

  7. GEJ.Pls don’t make the mistake of your life ever.Wait a minute.after granting them amnesty, what compensation package do you have for the victims of the cativities of book haram? I mean those who lost their loved once, properties worth billions of naira, the churches, other groups and organisations, the individuals etc.what re you going to do with them? tell them sorry and sweep it under the carpet? I thinkg you should be re-examined by a physician psychiatrist! you think it is normal or that all is going to be well after you and the selfcentered , self seeking recognition and so called elders ve succeded in granting the amnesty to this cruel and blood sucking demons called human beings? God help you.Wish you Good luck.

  8. like i posted earlier on in reaction to Ribadu’s statement, give bokoharam amnesty today, be ready to give it to the west and the east in the nearest future. God bless all those who re true moslems and who would not support ther insensitive killings. Peace to our country Nigeria!


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