Granting amnesty to Boko Haram kingpins wicked, say Southern, Middle Belt leaders
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum yesterday expressed its support for the conscientious objection by Nigerian Military Widows Association against the continuous policy of the Federal Government on “recycling of Boko Haram cadres.”
The group stated this in a statement yesterday signed by Yinka Odumakin (South West), GEN CRU Ihekire (South East), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South South) and Dr Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt).
They noted that the release of “these terrorists” as the group continues to cause untold devastation across the land and inflicting maximum harm on the armed forces could not be explained on any rational basis outside complicity with terrorism by the Federal Goverment and unwittingly promoting crime against humanity.
“What is the basis of deciding that a Boko Haram member is repentant when the group is still spreading terror on daily basis? Is the government the one raising them to know the ones that are still active and the so – called repentant ones?
“We see the whole idea as an ethnic agenda to replicate for terrorists the Amnesty programme for Niger Delta militants who were destroying pipelines during their uprising against the neglect of Niger Delta but not spreading terror among innocent civilians or beheading human beings like Boko Haram.
“The 2000 members of the group reportedly released so far are more than enough to cause the surprise President Buhari expressed lately about the vibrancy of the terror group inspite of official lie that it had been degraded.“Our hearts go to the large number of widows that we have harvested from insurgency and their children. In order to end this terror and stop turning more of our officers and men’s wives to widows, the government should stop forthwith the recycling of terrorists.”
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