Fear Of Boko Haram ‘Killer Squad’ Hits Amnesty Committee, Pressure Mounts On Hakeem Baba-Ahmed To Decline Participation

By SaharaReporters, New York

Sources close to Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s nominees for the proposed amnesty committee for Boko Haram, have confirmed that the nominee is under pressure to decline to serve because of suspected Federal Government insincerity. Baba-Ahmed is a retired Federal Permanent Secretary and a former secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed’s brother, Alhaji Nafiu Baba-Ahmed, is the secretary to the Dr. Datti Ahmad-led Supreme Council for Sharia’ah in Nigeria. According to the sources, Nafiu had been involved with the issue of dialogue with Boko Haram with Dr. Datti before it failed, and he pointed out that they largely blamed it on Alhaji Hassan Tukur, Principal Private Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is therefore being pressurized to shun the committee in order to save his life and integrity.

Another source in Kano confirmed that fear of a Boko Haram killer squad has gripped some people named on the presidential amnesty committee because of the sect’s strongly-worded warning convey to some individuals they respect to warn the nominees to stay off any mediation talks.

He said: “Shehu Sani and Datti refused because, they know that it will not work. Where will the committee meet Boko Haram sect? I swear, no single person mentioned in the committee ever met a Boko Haram member in person, the first and second moves through Datti were via a journalist who happened to have known Mohammed Yusuf. Even he, Datti, never met any sect member. So how do you reach someone you don’t know or are you just satisfied with getting money and death attached?”

Already, Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, the President of the Supreme Council of Sharia in Nigeria, and Shehu Sanni, president of the Civil Rights Congress, based in Kaduna, have pulled out.  At least one nominee, Sanni, has claimed he was not even contacted before his nomination was announced.
 

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What is the base 4 boko haram's Amnesty?

I am asking a question, what is the base 4 bh's amnesty. Niger Delta fought 4 being underdeveloped despite d oil resource from ND. Now what is it dat bh fighting 4? I can't see any base 4 d so called amnesty committee. Nigeria govt should be careful, because after dis, anoda group may emerge again and demand 4 amnesty too. The US have just succeeded in dealing with terrorism attack. Let Nigeria take a que and act. U all know those involved.

Toldyou, The people you

Toldyou,

The people you nominated for Jonathan as a backup list should bear in mind that with a friend like you they need no more enemies. Do you not know that Boko Haram will behead all of them if they show up? Don't you know that Maiduguri will be their Golgotha if they show up there?

@Chiwamkpam - Misdirected 'Revolution' call!

Instead of misinforming people and misdirecting them in the direction of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, for creating the brood of Almajiris and Boko Haram, what would you say about the 19 NORTHERN STATE GOVERNMENTS and the LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN COLLECTING MONTHLY ALLOCATIONS FOR DECADES and since 1960? What did they do with THESE ALLOCATIONS? Why didn't they END the POVERTY in the NORTH, IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T?

I fault your summations most times, and always want to recommend that you wear your BRAIN (like a wig) and never remove it! BOKO HARAM SHOULD TURN ON THEIR LOCAL LEADERS INSTEAD!

Big fools shall d northerns

Big fools shall d northerns remain!

@Chiwampam - Rethink your 'Revolution' call!

Boko haram or Almajiris are creations of the Northern Elites that SQUANDERED their RESOURCES (ALLOCATIONS) on FRIVOLOUS and MUNDANE THINGS, like build 50 Bedroom Hilltop MANSION; sponsor PLIGRIMS TO MECCA; send their Children, like Hannatu Musawa, to Schools in UK and US; marry 4 to 40 wives; and other UNPRODUCTIVE ventures!

Why should they take out their 'Revolution' against hapless SOUTHERNERS that had nothing to do with their IMPOVERISHMENT? Why should their 'revolution' affect harmless Igbo traders and INNOCENT YOUTH CORPERS? Why should their 'REVOLUTION' and 'cleansing' affect those who know nothing about their issues?

Hmm, these SOURCES again!

SR should beware and be careful about these SOURCES! Many of these SOURCES tell BAREFACED LIES! Many of them are TALEBEARERS and TALETELLERS! I recommend EXERCISING CAUTION WHEN GETTING INFORMATION FROM SOURCES.

Always conduct your DUE DILIGENCE checks! Always ask them, ARE YOU VERY SURE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING? Ask them also, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BACK UP THIS INFORMATION? And if they answer, No! Then I suggest one should be wary of such SOURCE! The SOURCE could be LYING!

Ur right but....

Bt there kiling d inocent one's insaid of d bad bad one's or politicians.

Nigerians, please wake up and face reality!

All Nigerians MUST realize that is no basis for Nigerian unity. Gowon said this on 1 August 1966 and was mandated by the Islamic North to pull the north out of Nigeria; only one idiot called Sir David Hunt torpedoed the move because the UK wanted a Nigeria that would never progress. The mantra of the Islamic North is to rule forever otherwise there would be no Nigeria! This is rearing its ugly head now! Even if an Islamist takes power in 2015 our problem would not be solved because there are many groups that have not had a go at the presidency! So how do we address that? To be candid, the Islamic North would be better off going its way,as a country, because it would be supported by other Islamic nations; while the rest of the country would be better off without Islam, and therefore peace. Nigeria CANNOT make any progress as it is presently constituted. Mark these words! We better wake up and decide to split peacefully!

Sorry GEJ

In haste I blamed GEJ for giving these blood suckers amnesty but now I see the wisdom. This in card game is called "joker".

Boko Haram is anyone who supports the ideology, accomodate the principles, provide an avenue for it's existence and all northern elite are guilty of these three faults. So who among them will bell the mad dogs? None.

They will reject any solution that is not from within them and  does not  benefit them, but the plan is not working because of the different interest group and sects involved.

This is the mad dog turning around to bit his master and taking control of the defence of the yard. Nobody wants to be known as the owner of the mad dog.

Which way Nigeria?

I think the smartest decision president GEJ has ever made in this whole Boko Haram problem. He has lunched the hook for the northern leaders and their Bokos to come and negotiate their proposed amnesty grant and they are declining. Why? It means we should simply believe that Mr president was absolutely right when he submitted that these folks are ghosts. If they are not ghosts, let them show up and take up the grant. But If they refuse, I advice that FG. Should proceed with any alternative rugged action within their reach to quench this menace and get the country what's befitting to her. And I think the northern leaders should be apologetic for this whole mess because it doesn't show any ethical standard in their belief and value systems.

Boho Haram is not Islam

All religions of the world encourage morality, sincerity, hardwork, charity to solve poverty, and peace; Islam isn‘t an exception. Never condemn sth u‘re ignorant of.

BM justify your attack

you guys kill innocent brothers and innocent citizens cos of injusticd in nigeria. too bad. pls go for those people who causes injustice, the office thiefs, corrupt govt officials and see who will not support you. the kidnaper in the south are doing well for dealing with corrupt govt officials/famly, go on. bm do same. luv the poor and respect them. we are one in the fight against injustice. go for governor, senators, chairmen of council/parastatal etc. go for all the thiefs and leave churches, mosques and markets alone.

Nigeria's democracy is pure scam. Things will get worse - 2

Good observation. Our enemy in Nigeria is the elite class

@THINK2WIC£

SMART KE???
GO ASK YOUR OLODO GOOD FOR NOTHING DRUNK HEAD PRESIDENT TO GO DIRECTLY STRAIGHT AND PICK OUT THE BOKO HARAM GOV OFFICIALS HE ONCE TOLD THE WORLD HE KNEW... DUMBLUCK GOATNATHAN.. THAN TO BE DRINKING BOOZE LAID BACK IN THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA TURNED PSYCHIATRIC CONFINEMENT SPECIALLY FOR THE BIGGEST MENTALLY RETARDED MAN IN THE WHOLE OF NIGERIA.

Subsitutes

GEJ, here is the list of subs. This will be very handy as a back up list. While you are at it, Maduguri should host it for close proximity to these faithful citizens receiving the amnesty.
1. Tinubu
2. OBJ
3. Sultan of Sokoto
5. Gov. Orji of Imo
6. Speaker of the House-Tim
7.Senate President-mark

SS and SE

I strongly blv u r frm d SE. Thr4 u better strt findn ur square root cos if naija is to break up the SS will neva b so stupid to carry u along!

Involve the sultan

In retrospect,GEJ's amnesty cmtee is beginnin to look like a masterstroke.I suggest he reconstitutes the cmtee to include d sultan of sokoto,ibb,buhari,atiku,ciroma,all emirs,all northern governors and other core conservatives.Let them dialogue and give us feedback.this BH thing has been hijacked by these individuals so they can rule nigeria,but at the core of d BH philosophy seems to be jihad as well as murderous rage at d current political arrangement in the north.
This is fire that cannot be dialogued with or amnestied.I think GEJ has seen this and wants the north and the whole country to as well.Following its failure,I hope he will take d initiative to annihilate d BH by any means necessary without anymore whimpers from our muslim bros.The only sad part is the collateral damage done and still will be done to d innocent women,children,christians,ibos etc

atiku said he designed amnesty project 4 d SS-why not BH

Sadly all d nominees who rejected the offer are FULANIS-Shehu Sani, Hakim Bab Ahmed, Datti are all hard core Fulani--added to the fact over 99.9 percent of d fighters in boko haram presently involved in the ongoing killings are all Fulanis-NSA is also Fulani-Buhari Fulani--do we now need a sooth sayer to tell us the brains behind boko haram? This is a call to national duty-yet d fulanis who would have reached out to their tribes men in boko haram, are efusing calls to national service-do they want ijaw leades like Clarke to come and solve their own problem for them-hours ago they fulani north was all over the niger delta calling on ijaw leaders to talk to the militants-Atiku even told us he drew the amnesty plan-so why has he not been able to initiate similar moves for boko haram-

Dr. Dumbo Is Insincere ...Deceitful. Not to be trusted !!!

As (animals')Dr. Dumbo's Govt. continues to nap as security situation worsens in Naija, let it be known to him that the blood of innocent Nigerians senselessly murdered while he gulps ogogoro is on his Fedora-Head. His crass arrogance in "posting" people to their deaths for cheap political (propaganda) gains is perverse and shameful. He brazenly told the World that Boko Haram is in his Govt's inner caucus, late Azazi hinted at same (and vanished). Dumbo needs to set down the bottle (of Jack Daniels & Monkey Blood) and gear-up for real battle. No sane Aboki will stick-out his neck for a deceitful Aborigine. It's called: The Fear Index. Cowards (Dumbo) have high, while the brave have low figures.

They're quick to point to the US at convenient times, Obama just murdered one of the thugs that bombed Boston, his brother, effectively cornered. Our Independence Day, Police HQ, UN House Bombings remain uncracked while the Bokos run wild as (animals') Dr. Dumbo doses on. Clowns!

Northern Hypocrites

Shehu Sanni is one of the noted Northern hypocrites who say one thing and do another. He had in the past repeatedly consulted with Boko Haram terrorists without mandate from anyboby. At those times, he had tried to impose his solutions on the president and on everybody else.

Now that he has received a mandate, he wants the president to kneel down for him first. What an arrogant hypocrite.

It will be good if they all withdraw so that JFT can have free hand. Who will blame Jonathan? After all these people are the creators and sponsors of BH.

Appeasing these hypocrites is not the solution to the Nigerian question. EXCISING THEM FROM NIGERIA IS.

If Hausas will not serve in

If Hausas will not serve in the amnesty committee, then the FGN should select the committee members from Ijaw nation. Edwin clark should head this committee with Alams as his deputy

Amnesty !!! Amnesty !!! Amnesty !!!!

The loud cry for amnesty 4 Bokoharam took the centre stage 4 2week and de President set-up de committee now the committee members are pulling out,,,then who will do the negotiations....If the sect members continue to threaten ppl so how do we reach a reasonable solution...now we all will blame again and again without reaching a conclusion....

SHEKAU AND ME HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. ME AND BOKO HARAM HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON, NONE OF US WANTS AMNESTY. I WANT SHEKAU CAUGHT, CONVICTED,HAMGED, AND HIS CARCASSES FED TO VULTURES AND DOGS. I WILL NEVER COMPROMISE ON MY STAND ON BOKO HARAM. NEVER! THEY ARE EVIL AND YOU CAN'T PACIFY EVIL, PERIOD! WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH FORESIGHT AND RESOLVE TO COMBAT THIS EVIL. UNFORTUNATELY FOR US WE DON'T HAVE SUCH PRESIDENT. THOSE NIGERIANS AND OTHERS, CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIMS, DOESN'T MATTER TO ME, WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. THE LEAST OUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR THEM IS BRING SHEKAU AND HIS COHORTS TO JUSTICE.IF YOU DON'T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING. AND THAT DESCRIBED OUR DEAR PRESIDENT IN A NUTSHELL.

Amnesty committee on boko haram

I sincerely think that those northern elders that are advocating for the gov't to grant amnesty to boko haram should be nominated eg sultan etc.

@Chiwamkpam Ayamkpam ....e be like saya u no understand

So u want boko haram to attack those who sent them & pay their families enough to make them blow themselves up? Do dogs eat dogs?

Chiwamkpam ayamkpam... could someone be impesonating you or you are becoming senile. I hope not.

Follow-up: WAKE UP BIAFRA AND ODUDUWA

I wrote the "WAKE UP BIAFRA AND ODUDUWA"
There is Jihad going on in Nigeria and we fulls are running around talking about Amnesty! To what? Jihad is a religious war! There is no amnesty when a war is raging!!! If you doubt me read, read the link below!!!

If we don't do anything now then we should either all buy our Korans or our coffins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usman_dan_Fodio

boko evil

the only solution to the present quagmire in the north is to abolish Islam and all religious assembly in the north, then providing modern mechanized farming tools to the northerners, keep the fools busy with work Islam breeds indolence, laziness, poverty,and encourages wickedness.

What brand of stupidity are

What brand of stupidity are you drinking? He should die for a noble cause. In what way is it noble? So his children and family should become destitute a cos he died for a "noble" cause. Why don't you lead the line. Oniranu alainironu.

BLACKMAIL

Some people wants status co to be maintained,Hakeem should go ahead and see what he can do to solve this problem .It's better for one to die in a noble course than to die notin.

WAKE UP BIAFRA AND ODUDWA!

It's surprising that the former BIAFRA Territories of Delta, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Akwa-ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Cross-River and The will-be Oduduwa Kingdom from Edo through Lagos to Kwara are sitting down and watching while Boko-haram defeats the powerful North with the best Divisions in the Nigerian army, the NDA and other military schools and The headquarters of the Airforce and all the intelligence apparatus of Nigeria. Right now they have infiltrated all of the above and planting their foot soldiers in Biafra and Oduduwa as we stupidly affirm One Nigeria! In time, the North will embrace Boko Haram and the whole North will be under Sharia and there comes Uthman Dan Fodio's dream to take Islam to the Atlantic ocean! Guys go read your history books. The terrorists who killed Igbos and other southerners at train stations and highways before the Biafra/Nigeria war are Boko Haram with no NAME!!!

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