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Security Experts Advice FG To Shun Dialogue With ‘Faceless’ Boko Haram

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2013

Security experts today advised the Federal Government not to dialogue with the Islamist Boko Haram group.

The experts, who were speaking as guests on Channels Television’s weekend flagship programme, Sunrise Saturday, said the president was right in refusing to offer amnesty to the “faceless” group.

A civil rights activist and security don; Razak Oladosu called for proper use of available information channels to combat crime in the country. He advocated the use of combined forces, from the local community and military personnel, in the fight against the Boko Haram sect.

Another security expert, Nojeem Shobo charged the Federal Government to locate the operational base of the group and send equipped soldiers to clear the place within three months.

Similarly, Ona Ekhomu, said “the dreaded sect members do not have reasons to be granted amnesty as they haven’t presented their grievances and have their hands soiled in blood”.

If amnesty is to be considered then the bloodshed has got to stop, but because the blood still flows, there isn’t basis for the talk of amnesty because we don’t know what the issue are’’.

The Sultan of Sokoto had called on President Goodluck Jonathan to offer amnesty to the sect in order to end the violence in the northern part of the country.