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Fani Kayode blasts Sultan of Sokoto over Amnesty for Boko Haram

Femi Fani Kayode, Ex-Aviation Minister

Femi Fani Kayode, Ex-Aviation Minister

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has disagreed with the Sultan of Sokoto over his recent call on the Federal Government to grant Boko Haram amnesty.

Kayode said the call by the Sultan is misplaced and ill-conceived, stressing that he is in total agreement with the position adopted by CAN and President Goodluck Jonathan on the issue

“I am relieved that the call has been rejected. The suggestion that a group of people that have slaughtered 4000 Nigerians in cold blood in the space of 2 years should be granted amnesty is completely untenable and unacceptable. It is also dangerous and counter-productive.

This is all the more so when the group has no face and has refused to identify itself or its leaders and when it has not entered into a ceasefire or laid down it’s arms,” the former minister said in a statement made available to media houses on Sunday.

He said the debate should not be whether the country ought to grant Boko Haram amnesty or not. According to him, the debate should be about how much support we need to give the Federal Government, the Nigerian military and the security agencies to do their job in wiping out the insidious cancer called Boko Haram.

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