President Jonathan offers amnesty to Boko Haram

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The Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna today May 29th revealed plans by President Jonathan to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram once they lay down their arms and embrace peace. The Minister revealed this while speaking this morning at the national Democracy Day programme tagged A day with young leaders of Nigeria.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has also declared amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect. Series of integration programmes have been lined up for the members of the sect who would surrender their arms and embrace peace. Let me use this opportunity on behalf of the Federal Government, to call on the members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace the government’s gesture and key into the amnesty programme ” he said

According to the minister, over 300, 000 youths from the Niger Delta region have benefited from the amnesty programme of the Government. He said the beneficiaries of the Amnesty programme have turned from being militants to being wealth generators and employers of labor.

Source: Linda Ikeji’s Blog



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  1. Niger delta folks fought for an understandable course. Plus they dint go around killing thousanda of people kidnapping and rapping little girls. If the president goes ahead with this, I’m starting my own terrorist group. Since that’s obviously a sure way to get a job. He is offering education and jobs to people that say they hate it, really???

  2. Men i don’t knw wht to say abt this amnesty stuff.. If its a gud idea or not ℓ can’t really tell.. Anyways let’s see how it goes sha..

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