Buhari’s disavowal of amnesty for terrorists


amnesty for terrorists

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari came out with a clear and resounding message on the current debate as to what best to do to end the menace of insecurity across the country by armed hoodlums: there will be no amnesty for them from the Federal Government.

In a message he sent to the meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council, a delegation of the Federal Government in Kaduna, Buhari said: “The government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the county”.

This debate would not have arisen at all if not for the surprising visits that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi paid to the “bandits” terrorising states in the North West and parts of the North Central (especially Niger State) after which he called for negotiations with them and also an amnesty. Indeed, governors of many of the states embattled by the rampaging terrorists, such as Zamfara,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper