5,000 Boko Haram Members Amnesty Grant Sparks Outrage – Nigerians React

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April 20, 2013 – 5,000 Boko Haram Members Amnesty Grant Sparks Outrage – Nigerians React

Boko Haram members who publicly rejected a proposed amnesty grant by the Federal Government of Nigeria are secretly bowing to it.

According to sources, well over 5,000 members of the terrorist sect and their wives & children may soon benefit from the proposed FG amnesty.

A committee that was set up last week Wednesday has recommended the release of some members of the sect who are currently in detention.

“The government may start with the release of this category of people as a sign of its commitment to peace. I believe members of this committee will be favourably disposed to making this recommendation.” – said a top security source

The controversial amnesty plan has however sparked mixed reactions from Nigerian citizens.

Read some of the reactions below;

  •  I still think rewarding bad behavior as a government policy is an invitation to further bad behavior Like a commentator pointed out The resort to bombing by Okah and killing of 12 Nigerian police officers in Otueke recently even after amnesty goes to show that this much touted amnesty is not a magic wand after all Give them amnesty if you will but that will not end the killing just mark my word Instead of projecting strength we have been projecting weakness as a nation and this to my mind is even more dangerous than BH
  • PROFITIZATION OF MILITANCY SHOULD BE DISCOURAGE. ACCORDING TO PROFESSOR GILL EAGLE A PSYCHOLOGY LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSTY OF THE WITWA TERSRAND SAYS THAT PEOPLE BECAME VIOLENCE WHEN THEY NOTICE THAT PERPETERATOR OF VIOLENCE ARE NOT PUNISHED. .CONSEQUENTLY THE MORAL VALUE ARE REPLACED WITH VALUE OF AGGRESSION BECAUSE IT OBSERVED THAT SOCIETY CELEBRATE VIOLENT PEOPLE. NIGERIA IS NOW SAID TO BE CELEBRATING VIOLENCE PEOPLE. SINCE VIOLENT ENGAGEMENT HAS BECOME A VIABLE ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE WERE ONE CAN BE GIVEN LUCRATIVE CONTRACT . JOKINGLY OR NOT JOKINGLY VIOLENT ENGAGEMENT HAS BECOME A VIABLE ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE WHERE ONE CAN MAKE BRISK MONEY TOMMPOLO AND ASARI DOKUNBO OPC ADAM CAN TESTIFY TO THAT.
  • To be fair to all the criminals and prisoners, I urge the president to extend his amnesty to all criminals and prisoners, even those who lost their job on the account of indiscipline should be recalled back and paid compensation for the embarrassment caused them.
  • How prepared and equipped with advanced technological security apparatus the police that you are talking about are in terms of responding to such call by somebody? Was it not in this country tht some policemen died while trying to diffuse a bomb with their bare hands? You better don’t let us overflog the issue of incapability of our government to successfully fight insurgency of this nature with the kind of technology it demands.
  • Boko Haram originated from a Kanuri state not even Hausa or Fulani dominated state. Stupid people like you should just keep quite and observe government programmes Its your type that are beating drums of war because you do not even know what it is. Anything that will bring a lasting solution to the current Nigerian security challenges is supported.
  • Am not in support of amnesty but Niger delta militants started all these rubbish happening in nigeria nw, asari dokubo was a xtian converted to muslim started mujaidin,killed and kidnapped,so what do you expected the kanuris to do? the law that grant amnesty to dokubo and his boys, shld grant amnesty to BH.Muslims are endangering this planet.
  • All terrorist activities, from the maghreb, to sudan,to somalia,to Iran,Iraq,Afghanistan to Pakistan are all associated with mainstream Islam.The hatred being generated worldwide against mUslIms is a good sign. It means that collective effort will be generated to end their mindless bigoted jihadism.

13 thoughts on “5,000 Boko Haram Members Amnesty Grant Sparks Outrage – Nigerians React

  1. if anmesty shld be d other of d day, only extensive implimentation can justify the motive. Let there b a general baptismal process that cleanses sin of evry law defaulter that we may start afresh. Mr president shld therefore consider the release of all the prisoners irrespective of their commitment as that will only justify his unjustifyable , and unguarded anmesty prog.

  2. The Government has shown its inability to fight violence and corruption in this country. I wonder why the Government cannot use its military might to stop this violence created by Boko Haram all these years.

    We can otherwise state that the Boko Harams are stronger than the military then.

  3. Gej should ready to grant amnesty to the rest Naija is our National cake.hence he do not know what to do. Kudos to our JTF they make us proud.Jona, should increase their low salary.Also compense many of them who die on duty.

  4. Those in power will continue to benefit from corruption and crisis in Nigeria. A good example of this is Jonathan’s amnesty grant to terrorists. What ever the amount that is set aside for this amnesty will only line up the pockets of government officials including Goodluck Jonathan’s.
    In Boston America, just 3 people dead and the country is in lock down. The state got a presidential visit and a presidential announcement. All public protection agencies were out and pursuing the bomb suspects.
    In Nigeria my Nigeria, the case is the oposite. 7 NYSC members killed; chrismas day bombing; Kaduna bomb blast, Bauchi killings; the Lagos and third-mainland bridge plot; foreingners murdered; the list is endless. My question is :and what happened?. Amnesty grant that is coated in monetary value! Yes you are right.
    Thousands of people killed, thousands of families still in distress for losing their love ones, partners, and homes. We never woke up one morning to hear Goodluck Jonathan or any government office annouce grant or support for those families. Even when the families had to pay to get their corps out of governement owned morgues.
    We the ordinary masses only hope that this amnesty is not pointing to 2015 election. Playing Mr. Nice to killers, and to corrupt government officials is playing with lives of Nigerians who in their strong love for the country continue to hope for change and a better Nigeria.

  5. Nigeria indeed a great Nation….. It now clear that taking innocent lives every day and committn all sort of crime now has its reward been granted by the Govt. What a great Nation that knows how to use its resources to the best interest of its citizens. Woo unto our leaders and supporter of all the misfortune that has be fell our Great Country Nigeria……. For those who are into crime and those who have plans of going into one or the other…… Decision making shouldn’t be ur trouble cos the Govt has promised its reward for u on Amnesty so go on. The failure of Govt, the victory of crime perpetrators. May the souls of those whose life had been forcefully taken rest in peace and may God help their families to bare the lost. God Mighty unto thy hand we commit our country and leaders.

  6. The law in Nigeria is only meant for the poor and God fearing individuals. If you steal millions of Naira meant for the generality of Nigeria it is ok, If you can kill others in whatever names it is ok, if you can blow up oil pipelines in order to register your discontent it is ok, it is only a crime for corrupt officials to be jailed in Nigeria, it is better to have someone who attempt to steal a bread jailed for life than to have one PDP appointees who helped himself with our collective wealth, what else Nigeria is the mother of corruption, impunity and sentiment. God will not forgive anybody who thinks Nigeria is practising Democracy, we are simply practising Lootocracy. The enemies of the states are those who criticised goverment policies, action and inaction. Who are you to say Jonathan is not the best President in world?everything is perfectly ok in Nigeria! eheen….that is what they want to hear. Ask the finance minister she would tell you Nigeria economy is the best yet more than 50 milion Nigerians are jobless, no electricity virtually everything imported.

  7. Mr President Goodluck Jonathan or Badluck Jonathan i don’t want to know what name you answer.listen to me tell you.if you try and give those wicked and bloody killers called them self Boko Haram anmesty.prepare to be given anmesty to all

  8. Nigerians please lets run 2the market and buy Jonathan a bra, 2put onn so dat we knw we hav a woman as a president..how can a group of criminals be more dan a country of 36states! Pls nigerians as for me am tayard of dis civilian govt.. Lets go back 2de old militry regin! And u wil see dat de life nigerians wil neva remain desame!

  9. President Goodluck Johanthan should be very careful of his government plan to give amnesty to the deadly Boko Haram evil perpetrator before Mr. President his name to Bad Luck Jonhathan . How can a small group of sect members be more powerful than the Federal Government, it seems that Nigerian government of the PDP led administration is very weak. Help me inform Mr. President that if he can not vigorously used his security men to conquer this small sect of Boko Haram that are causing havoc in the Northern Nigeria, he shall better step down and watch and see if Boko Haram killing Nigerian will not get an end immediately. Instead of the government of the day to tighten its security, their focus is on selfish interest and on how to grab a re-election ticket for 2015. Funds that could be use to better the living standard of Nigerians is instead going to be wasted on evil men, tell me why men would not keeping committing evil deeds to later be rewarded by the same Government who is telling us that they are fighting corruption in the country of Nigeria. May God help Nigeria.

  10. It’s so disappointing that instead of Jonathan compensating the victims of bokoharam, the Sultan and Buhari have suceeded in convincing him to compensate the killers. Sometimes,I feel Jonathan is hypnotized by hausas. This amnesty talk shows how weak the FG of Nigeria is; and how inhuman Jonathan is. He is just thinking about his political ambition; but surely, hausa man will shock him. This amnesty shows that it pays to commit crime in Nigeria.

  11. if the government choose to compensate the violent, then what package does it have for the peaceful & the victims? a word they said is enough for the wise. u are indirectly telling every body to be violent. u can’t tell the future ooooooo!

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