President Goodluck Jonathan said he cannot declare Amnesty to Boko Haram

GEJ said , I cannot declare amnesty for Boko Haram -Jonathan
2013-03-07 18:20:59

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said contrary to the call by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III, his administration would not grant members of the Islamist  militant group, Boko Haram amnesty.

Jonathan who spoke at a town hall meeting held in Damaturu as part of activities earmarked for his state visit to Yobe State said members of the sect could not be granted amnesty for now because they remained faceless and have refused to communicate with the government.

The Sultan of Sokoto had on Tuesday  asked President Goodluck Jonathan to grant members of the  Islamist  militant group, Boko Haram ,  “total amnesty” for the sake of  peace in the country.

Abubakar, who by his position as Sultan,  is the spiritual head of Nigerian Muslims, argued that a presidential amnesty to even one member of the sect, could make  others to lay  down their arms for peace to reign in the nation.

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