Food Will Get Boko Haram’s Attention – Analyst

Channels Television  
Updated April 15, 2013

“If we need to hold our sovereignty together, please let us approach amnesty from the agricultural perspective.”

These are the words of public affairs analyst, Mr. Shedrack Madlion who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily; arguing in favour of amnesty for Boko Haram.

“The Boko Haram is as a result of young men not being busy, ” he said while advocating for a government funded initiative which will engage the youths who have nothing to do.

He added that if an agricultural programme is instituted to engage Over 60 million youths in the north, peace will be restored in 3 months.

Speaking about the security situation in the Northern part of the country, which security agents say is under control; Mr. Madlion said it is a lie.

He stated that security men in Nigeria are ‘human beings like us’ but they are overstretched as a result of the situation in the country.

“If anybody is telling you that there has been any improvement, tell him it is not true… We have some states in Nigeria where banks close by 1 O’clock or 2 O’clock.”

He also said  that it is not true that investors are coming into the country stating that no investor would invest in a distressed society.

“Who comes to invest in a place where in every three hours there is bomb taking off in some places?” He asked.

“87.6% of rural Nigerians in the north do nothing than agriculture.”

He stated that Boko Haram was birthed as a result of the youths not being busy.