The Senate has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to reverse his decision of not giving amnesty to Boko Haram in the interest of peace and unity of the country.
This was revealed by the deputy Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi, at the PDP reconciliation meeting yesterday in Bauchi.
He said: “I have the mandate of the members of the and the Senate to call on you as the Chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria to also call on the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces to in the name of God reconsider the announcement made in Yobe and Borno as regards the issue of amnesty to the insurgents.”
“Our people have been killed day in day out. Our economies have been grounded but they have been unable over the last two years to come to terms with this basic reality.
“Force is not the solution to this insurgency and therefore for us to continue to live as people within the greater part of Nigeria, we need our lives and property to be protected and to be secured.”
Ningi said it is imperative on the President to reflect on this, explaining that without amnesty there would be no dialogue and protection of the lives and property.
“We are being decimated day in day out; our population is being reduced by thousands. We cannot comprehend the amount of economic degradation. Therefore, Mr chairman, we want you to get to the President and sort out this thing with him.”