Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo backs amnesty for Boko Haram

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By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano.
KANO – The President- General Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo World Wide, Chief Gary Nnachi, has enjoined the Federal Government to hasten the Amnesty program to members of the dreaded Boko Haram, so long that will guarantee peace across the federation.

The President General of the Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo who was in Kano in company of top notch of Pan Igbo social group to build confidence among the Igbos in the north following the recent bombing Luxurious Bus Park, noted that “peace is the only thing that will guaranteed development and wellbeing of the Nigerian citizenry and federal government should be in the vanguard of ensuring such peace,  therefore the government should do whatever it takes including giving amnesty to the Boko Haram members if they will lay down their Arms and leave peacefully with everybody’.

The Ohaneze boss stressed that “Nigeria is a country for everybody, be it Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa or any other Tribe, we don’t  have any other place than this our beloved nation and its time we stop deceiving ourselves and leave peacefully with one another, and the freedom of movement,  right to leave and ownership should also be guaranteed’.

Chief Gary Nnachi said that “Nigeria is at cross road, and there has never been a time when the country need everybody to fully participate than now in the development and peaceful coexistence of the nation, as such government should use the opportunity to make sure that such chances are not been neglected”.

The President General, accompanied by the Chairman South East Council of Traditional rulers, HRM Eze C. I Ilomuanyi, Senator Hope Uzodima, Chairman Abia Council of Ndi Eze, Eze JA Akilaro, assured that, “as leaders we will do all we could to make sure that Nigeria leave in peace, and we shall continue to protect other ethnic nationalities leaving in the East”.

On his remarks while at government house, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankawso noted that the last month attacked on the Luxurious Bus Park was nothing but a war without border because it affected almost all Nigerians who are doing business or travelling on that day.

The governor who spoke through the Commissioner of State Affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdusalam, stated that what happened at the Park was most regrettable and condemnable, adding that the attacked simply taught Nigerians to be vigilant in their dealings.

Kwankwaso noted that “the right of living and worship should be ensured and assured to everybody regardless of what he worship or how he wishes to live, so long he has not contravened the laws of the land”, adding that  “Kano has been so generous in living with their fellow countrymen, something that has vindicated the fact that the last month attacked was carried out by some miscreants who never wish the state well”.

He said the central message of the government and people of Kano is that “everybody should live in peace and love, with a lot of affections and care, this will inculcate into Nigerians that they are brothers who should help one another in his/her cause.

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