Falae: Amnesty for Boko Haram is Ridiculous

Falae: Amnesty for Boko Haram is Ridiculous

A former presidential candidate, Olu

Falae, has described the proposed amnesty for

members of the Boko Haram by the federal government as a misplaced priority.

TIMES in Akure, the Ondo

State capital, said granting

amnesty to people whose identity remain unknown is ludicrous.

Mr. Falae in an Interview with PREMIUM

of the planned amnesty have not shown any sign of remorse to end hostilities.

He explained that the whole idea will be irrational if the beneficiaries

Government, urged Northern leaders calling for amnesty for members of the sect,

to state the reason for pushing forward the proposition.

Mr. Falae, a former Finance Minister and Secretary to the Federal

know people the Northern monarchs are asking the federal government to grant

amnesty

“Amnesty is granted to people who have shown remorse. In fact we don’t

know their grievances, we don’t know whether it has been addressed? We don’t

know if granting amnesty will finally put an end to the violence.

“What are the grievances of the members of the Boko Haram sect? Until we

the amnesty must be able to bring about the desired peace in the Northern part

of the country. In the present situation, it will be a misplaced priority,” Mr.

Falae said.

“I have no problem granting amnesty to members of the Boko Haram, but

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