Boko Haram Rejects Jonathan's Amnesty Idea-BBC

By BBC News

Last week President Goodluck Jonathan asked a high level team to look into the possibility of granting the militants a pardon.

The announcement was made via an audio statement believed to be from the group's leader Abubakar Shekau.

In recent years Boko Haram has carried out a campaign of violence across northern and parts of central Nigeria killing at least 2,000 people.
 
Founded in 2002
Official Arabic name, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad"
Initially focused on opposing Western education

Nicknamed Boko Haram, a phrase in the local Hausa language meaning, "Western education is forbidden"

Launches military operations in 2009 to create an Islamic state across Nigeria. Founding leader Mohammed Yusuf killed in same year in police custody
Succeeded by Abubakar Shekau, who is said to be well-versed in theology. Suspected to have split into rival factions in 2012

The group says its members are fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north.

Mr Shekau said his group had done no wrong and so an amnesty would not be applicable to them.

It was the Nigerian government that was committing atrocities against Muslims, he said.

"Surprisingly, the Nigerian government is talking about granting us amnesty. What wrong have we done? On the contrary, it is we that should grant you [a] pardon," AFP news agency quotes him as saying in the Hausa language audio recording.

BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross says that northern religious and political leaders have been urging President Jonathan to grant an amnesty to the militants as they say the army's response to the insurgency is not bringing peace.

The amnesty panel was set up by the president last week and includes senior military representatives, presidential sources said.

The move surprised many as President Jonathan had dismissed the idea of amnesty and dialogue, our reporter says.

In 2009, then-Nigerian President Musa Yar Adua granted an amnesty to thousands of militants wreaking havoc in the oil-rich Niger Delta in the south.

The violence fell dramatically but there are worrying warnings of further unrest in the Delta, analysts say.

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The fool never knows

Anonymous now i know you are a fool who doesn't think with his head.

Stupit man, misleading

Stupit man, misleading people.

ALMAJIRI CASE

THERE IS SOMETHING MORE WORRISOME IN THE NORTH THAN THE THREAT FROM BH,THE ISSUE OF STREET CHILDREN CALLED ALMAJIRIS IS MORE TERRIBLE THAN THE BH WE ARE FACING.IF PROACTIVE MEASURES ARE NOT TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVT.,THE CORE NORTHERN GOVERNORS AND NORTHERN LEADERS,TIME WILL COME WHEN WHEN THESE UNEDUCATED CHILDREN WILL MAKE PARTICULARLY THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY A NO GO AREA.THE EARLIER THE BETTER,

Re Anonymous talk to Jonathan

you don't rule a country with force, instead look for shortest way to peace when ruling. so stop calling P. Jonathan First Lady just pray for Nigeria and the president it is not easy at all.

Allah wubade. Imam Abubakar

Allah wubade. Imam Abubakar Shekau is a powerful man. You can trust him before you trust any of these corrupt idiots leading Nigeria. He is a man of his word. Time and again he has said that he is fighting to propagate Islam in the sharia states. What is wrong with that? Why not give him his independent Islamic Republic of Arewa and let us live in peace? I don't believe he is in this struggle for money. The greedy idiots who are peddling amnesty are looking for a way to siphon money which they know will never reach the youths fighting for this struggle of religious freedom. If my brother Jonathan goes ahead to award money to the Sultan and other money grubs in the name of amnesty I will be calling him Dumbo Jo.

Are you one of Them.

I believe you are one of them.

you tink from your Anus

What did u say? Shift grounds for ur killing machine
?
Ima sure u thinking from your anus just like all your Aboki leaders!
Nonsense

This is how an average

This is how an average hausa/fulani man thinks. Rather than look inward and solve their problem, they keep shifting blames. How can someone blame GEJ for BH? They are just not being sincere.

coward

from all indication it seem u re a doll man. go to ur native people and ask about hausa, fulani and kanuri's history. finally, is ur entire people ll remain baggers foolish, bastard human being.

There is more to this boko

There is more to this boko haram issue than meets the eyes.

http://naijasportsgists.com/

amnesty

the northern leaders calling for amnesty for boko haram, who are those boko haram spirit or human? are they Nigerians, Niger, Malians, Chadians or Somalians? the northern leaders had never show concern about the killings of innocent Nigerians or calling for compensation to the family of those that are killed. but they are calling for amnesty for their political interest.

what is the matter with Nigeria/Jonathan

i think Jonathan is confused as he has shown the sign of incapability to lead this country.. I have boko haram in my cabinet, i cannot grant faceless/ghost amnesty then what now..happy they have disgraced him.

what is the matter with Nigeria

how on earth will a president of a country Nigeria think of granting amnesty to a faceless, blood sucking, killers of mother,children, father amnesty?? its a shame i am ashamed of Nigeria..wish there is other place to go....

@SEGUN: GEJ is a Port-harcourt degree (PhD) holder not Toronto

@SEGUN

U claim "I hope GEJ is not a product of d fake university of toronto."

No he's not . He's worse than Toronto. He's a Port-harcourt degree holder.

U claim "GEJ think they will disobey their allah and collect cash? NO! What needs to be done is for the northern muslim clerics to speak up "

No, you did not vote the northern cleric to provide security and the northern cleric are not constitutionally empowered to provide security. Boko Haram has attacked Emir of Kano, killed a deputy gov in Borno and a General; these were also northern muslims so you can't say they are happy with GEJ ineptitude. Boko Harm was a creation of northern PDP govs (just like MEND was a creation of the SS govs) used to rig elections and somehow got hijacked by TUAREGS along the line. And instead of Dumbo to sit up, for 2 years, he was contended with blaming Buhari; the truth has caught up with him now !

Militants,boko haram and yoruba what next?

When the militantancy occured,yar adua come into rescue of armnesty,now boko haram showcase jonathan's armnesty rejected.what next? if yoruba started on an unexpected level which the FG wil find it difficult to comprehend.DIVISION is inevitable in Nigeria.obasanjo said,all leaders are sitting on "gun power".unemployment is gradually leading to crisis ,methamophosize into revolution which will diverted into division.2015 is no doubt might turn to new tsunami or another civil war in Nigeria.A single SENATOR 149m ,REP 129m.......350,000 payout for NYSC corps is not acceptable to them.hahahaha!! What is the population of Nigeria?150m,170m? Revolution is Knocking!!!! Before 2015.

boko haram and amnesty

To be fare to boko haram, they are right to reject amnesty. They never solicited for amnesty. It was the so called Northern leaders, who, in my opinion, created and sponsored a monster that is out of their control, who are now trying to hold Goodluck responsible for their evil creation. Mr. President you were on course and almost getting to their corridors, so they distracted you to retreat, give them room to re-strategise and they have some how succeeded. These people wine and dine in the northern communities within the territorial integrity of Nigeria. We have a body that are trained to defend this integrity, including Buhari, Obasanjo, and indeed all our retired military and serving officers, who are still benefiting from this nation and owe us a duty to put heads together to profer both the military and intelligence needed. Let us call a spade a spade. Boko haram is evil it must be treated as such and with great fiat

Intelligence is the only weapon

We can estimate, 90million of Nigerians live in te North and a few thousand misguided people are making the whole of 160million Nigerians insecure, I ti s surprise that our government have not been able to quash these elements.
The ways to fight this insurgence is intelligence, the system should protect and pay informants, find a way of cooperating with the community, instead of the scourge earth approach which ends up giving the insurgence more sympathizers and catalyzing their recruiting grounds.
The true BH is not driven by money, so money reward will not appease them, GEJ and the Northern elders should have known that.
Now that BH have rejected the amnesty cum money reward what next?
What was not done before must be done now, the government must partner with the Northern elders, Islamic clerics and the community to trace these elements, pick them up, put them to justice and deal with them in accordance with the law.
Passing the buck will not help anyone.

NOMINATED FOR AWARD

This is the first time a wise man came out of a bunch of fools that we are. This comment is hereby nominated for an Award.

We must stop procrastination

We must stop procrastination and face the innevitable or actualite. We must confront and obliterate with military incision, this cancar worm of iniquity boko haram and their likes. No more half measures, no more jaw yaw but war war Any thing or sanction short of this is unacceptable and not an option. Any person who has no stomach for this battle must resign

Dumbo's goodluck has Run Out of Runway ...lost his last card !!

The moronic Port-Harcourt Degree holder was set-up by Arewa Stakeholders and he foolishly offered Amnesty to heartless killers/thugs. I of course expected the Bokos to bounce him bcos I've always known there's nothing like Boko Haram. Convinced after studying their killing patterns ...they tried to kill the sultan, Emir of Kano and the "who's who" of Arewa. Northerners have no history of "political assassinations" prior to Dumbo and his ex-MEND rascals. BH is Dumbo's creation, akin to his Independence Day bombing spree. Likewise, it was meant to garner sympathy for his inept government and shift the blame to those who promised to "make the country ungovernable" for him ...but, it backfired after Tuaregs hijacked the concept. So, Arewa called for Amnesty to end the mayhem, they turn it down to sustain the mystry of Ghost Bombers while protecting MEND killers behind the carnage. Their record speaks volumes. Aborigines are Boko Haram!!

We must stop procrastination

We must stop procrastination and face the innevitable or actualite. We must confront and obliterate with military incision, this cancar worm of iniquity boko haram and their likes. No more half measures, no more jaw yaw but war war Any thing or sanction short of this is unacceptable and not an option. Any person who has no stomach for this battle must resign

This country is full of men

This country is full of men with no vision.How on earth can a president grant amnesty to some group of blood suckers who really don't need their corrupt money.I love these guys.

They think they are going to heaven

I hope GEJ is not a product of d fake university of toronto. how can u offer amnesty to somebody that think he is working for God (allah). u think d sucide bomber kill themselves for money. no, they think they are going to heaven not knowing that they are going to hell. the remaining bokos that are living think they're killing for allah. GEJ think they will disobey their allah and collect cash? NO! What needs to be done is for the northern muslim clerics to speak up and re_interprete the quran for d predominantly muslim north. I'm a christian and i've read d quran and i think there are lots of surah there that encouraged violence, if not, let the muslim leaders speak up.

Those who live to tell the

Those who live to tell the tales of WAR , shall forever sue for peace . If they live !

First lady

I have said it time and time again that JONATHAN IS THE FIRST LADY OF NIGERIA, NOT THE PRESIDENT. He is not man enough to keep his words. It's no today, yes tomorrow. What kind of person is he?

@Tafidan DDAJI

Please engage your fish "brain" before spouting forth!!!!! Man up, princess and start preparing to live in Bokostan! Believe me it is more than probable that "one niegeriah" breaks up before the end of this year but if not, then definitely latest 2015. You just wait till the sh** finally hits the fan. Far more entertaining will be seeing you abokis  packed like sardines on trailers "escaping" in all directions from your new masters. See it this way son, you want sharia you have sharia, can't wait to see the quadruple amputees. BIG FAT GRIN ON

NIGERIANS ARE FOOLS, EVEN ME.

WHEN FUEL SUBSIDY WAS REMOVED LAST YEAR,NIGERIANS TROOPED TO D STREET WITH PROTEST AGAINST JONANTHAN GOVERNMENT COS HE DIDNT ACT RIGHT AS WE ALL CLAIM. HERE WE ARE IN A COUNTRY AND OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE BEEN SLAYED LIKE CHICKEN, YET NO ONE IS TALKING OR PROTESTING AGAINST THEM.WHERE ARE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS, WHERE ARE THE NLC, TUC, OPC, BIAFRA, AREWA ETC.GOODLUCK JONANTHAN IS UNDER PRESSURE TO GIVE AMNESTY TO THE MEN WHO HAS KILLED OUR PARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS AND CHILDREN, ALL WE CAN DO IS SIT DOWN COMFORTABLY BECAUSE THE TENSION IS NOT IN THE SOUTH. EVREYBODY IS PREPARING FOR NIGERIAN TO DISINTEGRATE SO THAT THEY CAN CREATE THEIR OWN COUNTRY...I FEEL SORRY FOR NIGERIANS BECAUSE BEFORE WE WILL WAKE FROM THIS SLUMBER, BOKO HARAM WOULD HAVE TAKEN OVER THE SOUTH, EAST AND WEST AND THERE WILL JUST BE NOTHING LEFT FOR YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN COUNTRY.OUR FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS.

What Next2

Buhari, said that Amnesty would bring peace to the North, what can he say now? Considering the fact that Buhari's solution (Amnesty for Boko Haram) to the Northern insecurity cannot solve the problem, do we now say that Buhari does not also have the solution? What would the Northern Leaders come up with next? Can we now have the Sovereign National Conference, where all of us would sit down and discuss issues concerning this forced marriage called Nigeria? To me, that is the solution to Boko Haram. The North should stop been afraid of this conference because its the solution to the insecurity, president Goodluck cannot solve the problem, neither can Buhari do.

What next?

Northern Leaders have agreed on Amnesty for Boko Haram, why? Because Amnesty was granted Niger Deltans fighting for their right and fair share of their oil proceed, so Amnesty must be granted Boko Haram for asking for an Islamic Nigeria and by so doing, killing thousands of innocent souls. This rejection of the Amnesty by Boko Haram shows that the Northern Leaders that proposed the Amnesty as the only solution for the insecurity in the North are not in touch and up to speed with what is happening and the present reality.

ME AND BOKO HARAM HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON!!

Me and boko haram have something in common, we don't want amnesty. There you have it. I say boko-cowards should fight to the bitter end. These retards have absolutely nothing to offer Nigeria. Woe unto them. Screw the carrot and stick crap. Boko must be defeated. Forget amnesty . They must be made to atone for evey Nigerian and others that they murdered in the name of their twisted interpretation of islam according to their gospel shekau. They have no where to go but down. Nigeria simply need a president with honesty, resolve and commitment to defeat this evil. Is Jonathan that president? That is the million dollar question.

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