Presidency: Jonathan Did Not Promise Amnesty to Boko Haram
By Jaiyeola Andrews
Contrary to claim by the Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna that President Goodluck Jonathan had granted conditional amnesty to terrorists group, Boko Haram, the Presidency Saturday said Jonathan did not make such promise.
Haruna had in a speech at an event tagged ”a day with young leaders of Nigeria” in commemoration of Democracy Day Thursday, disclosed that Jonathan offered amnesty to the dreaded sect with a view to putting permanent halt to insurgency in the North-east.
The minister had said “President Goodluck Jonathan has also declared amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect. Series of integration programmes have been lined up for the members of the sect who would surrender their arms and embrace peace.”
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