In a move that has surprised many and might likely set astage for further bloody escalation of religious violence in Nigeria, the Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the government proposed amnesty for the group.
The outright rejection came one week after President Goodluck Jonathan appointed and tasked a group of eminent Nigerians to come up with modalities for granting amnesty to the terror group.
Reacting to the government amnesty proposal, the leader of the militant group Abubakar Shekau rejected any possibility of amnesty as well as questioned why the group would be granted an amnesty, which according to him was meant for someone, who has done something wrong. According to the insurgent group, such prerogative of mercy should be meant for the Nigeria government, which in the eyes of the group, has committed atrocities against Muslims. Boko Haram group, which is blamed for the death of more than 2,000 people since it started its bloody campaign of violence in 2002 against the government, re-emphasised their determination to install an Islamic state in the whole of the northern Nigeria, rather than accept any kind of amnesty from the Nigerian government.
“Amnesty? That is for people who have done something wrong. What wrong have we done? Because we have killed just 2,000 infidels? Haba, it is we that should grant the government pardon.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau told our reporter while caressing his sophisticated bazooka romantically in a mother““like fondness of her baby.
The latest reaction from Boko Haram has seriously left many northern religious and political leaders gasping for an alternative way to come out of the present ataxia in the predominantly northern and central parts of the country. This group of influential northern elders had tabled the amnesty card to President Jonathan as a way of ending the present hullabaloo in the country.
The insurgency in Nigeria has cost the government billions of dollars in economic losses and created a state of fear amongst the citizens. Foreigners are not exempted from the militant`s campaign of terror; a condition that had prompted many western countries to warn their citizens over the danger of the insurgency in Nigeria.
Boko Haram (translated in the local Hausa language:, “Western education is forbidden“) fundamentally opposes Western education. During the interview with our reporter, the leader of the groupdid not ““ positively – raise an eyebrowover her gender. Nor did his lieutenants, who surrounded and guarded him jealously.Many of the group members, most of them, not wearing mango leaves in the name of clothes, spoke bitterly in Queen English over what they said was government imperialistic policies and the group`s readiness to bemartyred for their ideology.
The government of President Jonathan Goodluck did not hide her frustration over the interview with Kata Kata. It’s on record that the government had vowed to crush the militants in its infancy. Now that the insurgency as grown into a full-blown security cancer, posing immense socio ““ political and economic headache for the federal government, many have started wondering whether the government has the ability or willingness to confront the group, which has caused security embarrassment and nightmaresto the government.
” How did you manage to book the interview with the group, which has evaded the security agents steadily?“ One security officer questioned our reporter furiously.
Unless the Nigerian security apparatus is capable of finding the root or whereabouts of its security nightmares, it cannot boast of confronting it ““ militarily or peacefully.
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