Saturday, January 28, 2012

Boko Haram leader turns down FG dialogue proposal

African Examiner
28 January 2012

Barely 48 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan indicated government
preparedness to dialogue with members of Boko Haram sect if they
identify themselves openly and declare their interests, the sect has
rejected the offer warning however that they would soon embark on kidnap
of government officials family members as well as bomb schools.
President Jonathan had told Reuters in an interview that the Federal
Government would be prepared to dialogue with the sect provided they are
identified and their demands clearly articulated.

But in a swift reaction, one Imam Abubakar Shekau, the sect’s leader in a
message circulated by journalists said his group is not prepared for any
negotiated peace with government but would soon unleash mayhem on
schools in addition to holding family members of top government officials
hostage henceforth.

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