Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav has accused President Jonathan of double standard over the issue of amnesty to Boko Haram militants.
Tsav said yesterday that Jonathan’s statement that Boko Haram is a ghost organization and thus can’t be dialogued with, portrayed him as a leader overwhelmed with the dilemma of confusion.
“The president once said and I quote ‘I know them; some of them are in my government.’ During the visit, the same president said and I quote ‘they are faceless; you don’t negotiate with faceless people… No amnesty for Boko Haram
“Which of these two conflicting claims from our president’s lips, should we believe? Should we put ourselves in a state of confusion by believing the two; because all the claims come from our own leader who we must all take serious? Tsav said.
“Or is the president saying we should pick one and disregard the other depending on which we want to; and by extension take him as unserious? I think there is every reason to think before talking; not the other way round,” Tsav, a member of the 41-man Northern States Governors’ Forum Committee for Rehabilitation, Healing and Security said.
“Or is he saying if the elders and politicians do not bear this responsibility, innocent persons will continue to lose their lives and properties? Yet, this president took the Holy book in his hands and swore to swore to provide security and the well being of his citizens.
“President Jonathan’s visit to Borno and Yobe was not give the people there any relief; he was on a mission to threaten them; to tell them that there is no hope in sight during his rule,” he said.