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BBOG worried over relationship between Buhari govt and Boko Haram



BBOG worried over relationship between Buhari govt and Boko Haram

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari proposed amnesty for repentant Boko Haram terrorists, questioning the rationale behind such a move when members of the group freed in the past always return to terrorism.

The BBOG group also expressed worries over what sort of relationship the Buhari administration has with the insurgency group, and would want government to explain that to Nigerians.

The BBOG worries over the bond existing between the current administration and the insurgent group followed a revelation by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Mohammed had while explaining how the 104 Dapchi schoolgirls out of the 110 kidnapped by the insurgent on February 19, were brought back by the terrorists claimed that the insurgent group has a moral burden to return the girls having violated a ceasefire it entered with the Federal Government.

But BBOG spokesman, Sesugh Akume, addressing newsmen on Friday said, “The Minister of Information said they had a ceasefire arrangement with Boko Haram and they ought not to have abducted the Dapchi girls, so they had a moral burden to return the girls. You are talking about terrorists and morality?

“It seems as if the rest of us understand the terrorists differently from how the government understands them. They need to come down from their high horse and explain to us what is going on. How can the government be talking about Boko Haram and morality?

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On why BBOG is opposed to the proposed amnesty for Boko Haram members he said, “Those they released in the past went back and unleashed more terror, so how are they going to prevent this from happening again?”

“We have evidence of this. What is the strategy behind declaring amnesty for terrorists and releasing those in custody and allowing them to go back to what they were doing?”



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