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Boko Haram Leader Declares Ceasefire, Signals Intention Of Sect To Dialogue With FG



boko haram spokesmanThe Federal Government’s planned amnesty programme for Boko Haram sect members received a significant boost as a leader of the sect, Mohammed Marwan, hinted that the sect is now ready for dialogue.

The sect leader linked the recent release of the French nationals its members took hostage as a demonstration of its readiness for dialogue with the Federal Government on the way forward in the offer of amnesty.

Marwan, who was speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) monitored in Kaduna on Saturday, however, warned that the agreement would be breached should the government continue its offensive against the sect members or attack any member of the Muslim community unjustly.

According to him, “those that were in our custody for some time, I gave the directive that they be released yesterday around 2.00 p.m. I gave the directive for their release as a result of some discussions we had amongst us. The discussions revolved around what the government came up with after their meeting with the Northern elders.

“That is why I ordered that they should be released and allowed to go without being handed over to anybody. I said a vehicle should be brought so that they go back to where they came from inbetween Cameroon and Adamawa. It was as result of the many calls and the preparations ahead. That was why I gave that order after our joint meeting; 12 of us had met.”

On the amnesty committee set up by the government, Marwan said: “We thank Allah; we should all sit. They should stop what they are doing and we too should stop what we are doing. I also directed that no security official will be touched unless he touches us or the Muslim community; those who committed no crime, as we will revenge if they do that. But I have given that directive so that we would see how they will go about it. (So will it be) unless another confusion comes up again.”

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  1. nijaspace

    April 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    FG should be watchful with the Boko haram. He will soon be lynched. Mohammed Marwan si the same leader of the then Maitastine who is now the so called leader of Boko haram. Hummmmmm!

  2. okeyson44

    April 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Nigeria shall we contnue in amnesty in this country, what a foolishness achivement with this stupid leaders of country.

  3. nuhu sani

    April 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Dis is a wellcome development.may Allah bring back normalcy in all muslim areas

  4. mat

    April 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    amnesty for bkharam while supreme court hav ordered the trial of uwazulike for treasonable felony…….wot a country

  5. gaga

    April 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Dat man is stupid, hu dos he fink he is, set dem free bt God wil nt set u or dem free, Mark dia nams nd dia identity bcos i av bad news 4u, dei wer killed in maid baga yesterday, stupid man.

  6. odada solomon

    April 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    it is quit ovius that head of nigeria is not able to give order to the militery of nigeria. Government should play their part and leve others for people it suit. Order the forces in nigeria’ for they job is to protect the country.

  7. Teslim

    April 23, 2013 at 11:44 am

    May Allah deliver us

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter



Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”


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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims



Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.


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