Thursday, August 16, 2012
Boko Haram Finally Bombs FG to the table
In what appears to be relief to president Jonathan's government on insecurity problem in Nigeria, the minister of Information, Labara Maku, said yesterday that the Federal Government welcomes the decision of the Boko Haram Islamic group to engage in dialogue.
According to a source, a man identified as Habu Mohammed, who was reported to be speaking on behalf of the sect’s leader, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, told the Voice of America (VOA) in Mecca that the group is ready to negotiate with the FG.
He said the decision was as a result of the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians who advised the group to change its strategy in the interest of peace.
It was all joy at the villa when the news filtered in that Boko Haram was ready to sit the federal government down and chat with them.
Boko Haram has for long time now bombed and destroyed properties and citizens of Nigeria, especially security operatives who were sent to fish them out. All effort to quell them did not yield much fruit in so much that at the mention of Boko Haram, Aso Rock quakes.
finally, they have succeeded in bombing the government to the table. We hope they will this time have mercy of our government .
I heard that the ransom they demand is just a chicken change of N2,015. At least to compensate for the eight years Aso Villa was out of their sight. Then, the North will be happy.
The new development made the minister of information very joyous when he called the guys known as Boko Haram our beloved children
In his statement, Maku said:
“We have heard the news. The position of government from the beginning has been that we are prepared to negotiate and dialogue with members of this group because we believe they are Nigerians and they are our children.
“It is a known fact that violence has disrupted social and economic activities in some parts of Northern Nigeria.
“We have accepted dialogue as a way of bringing the situation to an end as quickly as possible.
“We have always called on those engaging in violence to stop because violence can’t solve any problem. So we welcome the decision to dialogue.”