Boko Haram: Buhari rejects mediator role

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari

The CPC leader said he opposes the Boko Haram’s actions.

 

A former Head of State and leader of the Congress For Progressive Change, CPC, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he has no intentions of mediating between the insurgent Boko Haram group and the Federal Government.

Mr. Buhari, a CPC presidential candidate  in the 2011 elections, distanced himself from calls made by one Abu Abdulaziz, who claimed to be speaking for the Boko Haram sect and mentioned the retired General as a potential mediator with the government.

Mr. Abdulaziz  reportedly told journalists in Maiduguri last week, via a telephone conference, that the sect is willing to negotiate a ceasefire with the FG if Mr. Buhari mediated.

But shortly after emerging from a meeting of the Board of Trustees of his party, Mr. Buhari told reporters that he is not even considering the offer.

“I don’t know any Boko Haram member,and I can’t negotiate for the Federal Government,” Mr. Buhari said.

The retired general said the attempt to drop his name and associate it with the sect may have been the handy work of the government and PDP in their “continued quest to tarnish his image.”

The CPC had earlier on Tuesday issued a statement urging it’s leader to reject the offer.

Mr. Buhari also distanced himself from the actions of the sect saying “I do not believe and I do not know of any religion that will go and kill people, burn schools.”


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  • I do not believe and I do not know of any religion that will go and kill people, burn schools. A words of wisdom from GMB, so I think it is high time in this our great nation to stop pointing fingers and face the challenges before us, for our country to develop. May Allah expose and have no peace for anybody irrespective of tribe/religion behind this killing in our country. God bless Nigeria

  • NAGODI_1

    THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HIS POSITION IT IS NOW CLEAR. FOR THOSE WHO ARE OUT FOR MISCHIEF, THINK TWICE. FOR EVERY ACCUSATION THROWN AGAINST BUHARI AS BEING THE CREATOR OR SUPPORTER OF BOKO HARAM, IT IS THE “SMILING IMBECILE” OF ASO ROCK THAT WILL TAKE THE BLAME. HE HAS THE SSS, POLICE, ARMY AND LIQUID CASH. SO HE SHOULD ARREST AND PROSECUTE BUHARI IF IT IS TRUE.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    The voting masses know who to believe.

    • Ojukwu

      For sure it would never be mpitikwelu_na_ugwu_awusa the living devil. You have blood on your hands for your mischieviuos assertions, and soon you and your comrades will be brought to book to face the mighty wrath of justice.

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        blood? Why do Fulbes see blood, any time you disagree with them? Do I not have a right to tell some one,’ I don’t like you’. Please grow up!
        The nation is already used to your orgy of violence. Try another threat.

  • Bebeji

    The point is we have to let go of all blame,all attacking,all judging,to free our inner selves to attract what we want-PEACE&SECURITY.Until we do,we are hamsters in a cage chasing our own tails and wondering why Peace&Security is eluding us.

  • Umar Ardo

    Boko Haram is not a movement, that is it is not an ideology
    shared or supported by a large number of people. BH is an organization
    whose ideology is shared only by its few adherents. The inability to
    identify the membership of the group, especially its leadership, isolate
    it and decisively resolve the problem of the organization is simply a failure of
    intelligence on the part of the security services; or lack of political
    will by the government of the day. Any serious government would have
    long resolved the BH menace.

    But be that as it may, now that amnesty is proposed for the group,
    let those who call for amnesty first identify, engage and convince the
    group’s leadership to accept amnesty and renounce violence. Without
    first attaining this, amnesty is doomed on arrival. And if that happens
    (God forbid), then the nation will be worse off, both security wise and
    politically. Both government and the proponents of amnesty MUST tread
    carefully on this minefield.