The proponents of amnesty for Boko Haram are not only calling for amnesty, as to say, pardon for them terrorists, but for a similar package such as that of the Niger Delta militants. To think that after they (BH) are given amnesty, the case ends there, is to be ignorant of the scheming of the masterminds of the amnesty deal.
The amnesty being considered for Boko Haram is a political calculation that sprang from the pronouncement of APC that they would end terrorism in a month if voted into power, come 2015. We are aware that the government of the day, even the opposition (APC), are bereft of a workable idea to put an end to the menace of terrorism in Nigeria. So, when they said they would do the unimaginable, end terror attack in the country in one month, PDP had no option than to conclude that the only conceivable strategy of the opposition to end terror attack is to give amnesty to the dreaded terror group, Boko Haram.
The questions Nigerians need to ask the government are: (1) Are they going to put the terror group on payroll for the thousands of innocent lives they’ve extinguished without a justifiable reason? (2) What becomes of those that are suffering as a result of the actions of the terror group? (3) Are we saying that violence is the only language the leadership of the nation understands, as to suggest that if one wants to partake of the national cake, the right thing to do is to take up arms?
It was George Santayana who said “those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it”.
Those that want to play politics with everything should remember that there are consequences for every action, especially when it has to do with dining with the Devil.