Monday, 25 March 2013
W-A-R-N-I-N-G! Grant Boko Haram Amnesty or Risk Civil War - Ribadu To Jonathan.
Speaking on a radio programme on Liberty FM this past weekend in Kaduna Ribadu said “Jonathan was wrong to have said he will not grant amnesty to Boko Haram; he should not fail to protect the people and when people call saying we are tired, we are down; even if it means to dialogue and have an solution to the whole process, he should opt for such.
You cannot say they are faceless because faceless people do not do things like this. Faceless people cannot be responsible and daily you see them on Facebook. Faceless people cannot be in your custody; ghosts cannot be people that are in the community, people who at a point wanted to dialogue.”
He also added that “Nigerians will lose Nigeria to a civil war.” at the rate of current events if nothing drastic is done to curtail terrorism.
Of late, there have been calls for the granting of amnesty to Boko Haram. The calls were sparked of by a plea by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar who is also the head of the Jam'atu Nasril Islam (JNI).
In February the Sultan called on the President to give Boko Haram amnesty for the sake of peace. Since then prominent Northern Muslims have added their voices to his call.