Northern leaders differ on amnesty panel

Apr 9, 2013 by

Northern leaders differ on amnesty panel

The Arewa Consultative Forum and two prominent Northern leaders on Monday disagreed on the composition of the committee on amnesty for the extremist Islamic sect,  Boko Haram.

The PUNCH learnt  of this just as the House of Representatives said it supported the move by the Federal Government to grant amnesty to  the sect members.

For now, the National Security Adviser,Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.);  the Chief of Defence Staff,  Admiral Ola Ibrahim; and a representative of the State Security Service, are believed  to be among those on the list of the committee members.

While the two activists – Mallam Shehu Sani and Dr. Junaid Muhammed – are  of the view that nothing worthwhile would come out of the amnesty,  the ACF thinks otherwise.

Sani, who is the Executive Director of the Civil Rights Congress…Continue Reading on

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