Boko Haram Amnesty Committee Visit Nasarawa Over Ombatse Cult Killings

Channels Television  
Updated July 4, 2013

The federal government says it will grant amnesty to only members of Boko Haram who genuinely contribute to ensure that peace returns to the North.

Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution Security Challenges in the North and Minister of Special Duties, Mr Kabiru Turaki, stated this when the committee visited Nasarawa state as part of efforts to check uprising in the state.

The committee noted that, even though no act of terrorism has been recorded in the state, the ugly incident of the Ombatse ethnic militia, deserves federal government’s attention in finding lasting solution to the crisis.

The committee sought to know the remote cause of the crisis that led to the killing of security operatives in Alakyo community with the state Governor Tanko Almakura, who revealed that over 1,000 youths had dispossessed 10 security operatives of their weapons while trying to inquire what he called unlawful gathering by the youths in 2011.

Meanwhile, a delegation of four governors from the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), led by its chairman, Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, were also in the state to condole the government and people of Nasarawa state on the killing of security operatives in Alakyo community by the Ombatse militia.