Sunday, March 18, 2012

Why We Withdrew From Boko Haram: FG Talks- Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmad

Sahara Reporters
18 March 2012

By Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmad
As a concerned elder and President of the Supreme Council for
Shariah in Nigeria (SCSN), I felt very disturbed with the turn of
events and the increasing cycle of massive violence in our
country, and especially, in the Northern and Muslim part of
Nigeria. We in the SCSN, therefore, made enquiries as to how to
reach the current leadership of the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnati Lidda
Awati wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram.


I and the Secretary General of the
SCSN, on behalf of the Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria
contacted the Federal Government at the highest level and
intimated them of this great possibility of reconciliation and
peaceful resolution of the crisis. This was on Monday, 5th March,
2012. My delegation was well received and a high-ranking civilian
officer was appointed immediately to liaise with us towards a
successful resolution of the crisis. To our shock and dismay, no
sooner had we started this dialogue; Nigerian newspapers came
out with a lot of the details of the meeting held.

This development has embarrassed us very much and has
created strong doubts in our minds about the sincerity of the
Government’s side in our discussion as the discussion is supposed
to be very confidential to achieve any success.


  1. One and the same. 4 years have passed and nothing has changed.The Nigerian government has not resolved the situation with Boko Haram? How do you think how much time will still continue the existence of this group? Add own opinions in interesting portal of breaking news under the politic question And please follow with other people your comments.

  2. What a strange situation with terrorists - take agreement, I declare that there will be no talks and only a complete surrender of their prisoner, the government is the way out of the situation. -Here recently Buhari: Niger Delta Avengers will be treated as terrorists - it turns out that arrangement is good, the government does not know how, do you agree?