Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mixed reactions trail FG panel report on Boko Haram

28 September 2011

LAGOS—Mixed reactions yesterday trailed the recommendation of amnesty for members of the Boko Haram Islamic group by the Federal Government panel on insecurity in the Northeast.

Among those who responded to the recommendation of the presidential committee on insecurity for amnesty to members of the Boko Haram group were Afenifere stalwart Chief Supo Shonibare, Leader of Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Chief Fredrick Fasheun; Lagos lawyer Mr. Tayo Oyetibo SAN, Emeka Ngige, SAN and another lawyer Dr. Lakin Akintola.

Expressing reservation over the recommendation, Shonibare told Vanguard yesterday, “I do not know what informed such decision and I do not know the specific conditions made by Boko Haram that will make the Federal Government implement such amnesty.

For the benefit of doubt, I do not believe amnesty should be extended to those people that have committed criminal acts because giving amnesty to such people takes this country to a state of anarchy.”

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