Its the season for amnesty in Nigeria. Earlier the National Council of State granted amnesty to coup plotters and corrupt government officials.
Now the Federal Government wants to work on modalities for granting amnesty to Boko Haram operatives that have killed and maimed thousands of Nigerians in the name of Islam. The proposed amnesty was considered after Northern political elders met President Goodluck Jonathan. After the meeting with the Northern elders Goodluck Jonathan met with the National Security Council to work out the amnesty modalities. So those Nigerians maimed and killed by Boko Haram died for nothing. The billions of Naira spent on JTF operations was for nought.
We say no. We the Movement Against Second Slavery will not support a Federal Government amnesty to Boko Haram. Why? Because it will be a dangerous precedent in our national history. Other pressure groups be they religious, political and social will now see that VIOLENCE to achieve political goals WORKS! If you need #100 billion Naira all you have to do is launch a terrorist campaign against the Nigerian Government and viola! You will be granted amnesty plus #100 billion Naira. We appealed to the Federal Government not to go down this road by granting amnesty to hardened killers and common criminals. Enough is enough we are also not happy with the Federal Government granting billions of Naira to sectional groups like OPC and MEND to protect the pipelines. What are our vaunted security agencies, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Police, the State Security Service doing? They should be put to work and not tribal militias that will end up undermining national institutions.