"Try Giving 'Amnesty' to Bereft People, Not to Boko Haram" - Bishop

Outgoing Bishop of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion, Diocese of Lagos West), Rt. Rev. Peter Adebiyi has urged the government to compensate families of victims killed by Boko Haram.

"Try Giving 'Amnesty' to Bereft People, Not to Boko Haram" - Bishop

Adebiyi said this on Tuesday during a press conference at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Lagos.

Adebiyi denounced the northern leaders who implored the Federal Government to issue amnesty to Boko Haram.

Adebiyi said government should dispense justice as form of amnesty for the victims of the bombings that had been unleashed by the violent group.

He said, "In Madala, Niger State where a Catholic Church was bombed by Boko Haram, a woman lost all five members of her family. Government should give such bereft people 'amnesty', and not Boko Haram."

Adebiyi added, "Though I have been regarded as controversial, I comment for the benefit of this country. I know what would happen to me if I walked the streets of Kano as a Yoruba Bishop in my regalia."

Adebiyi will turn 70 in few weeks' time.

"This is the mandatory age to retire as bishop of the diocese," he said.

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