ACF hails Boko Haram ceasefire

FILE PHOTO: Scene of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has declared its support for the ceasefire announced by the federal government between the government and the Boko Haram insurgents.

The Northern Nigerian socio-cultural group said the ceasefire is a welcome development considering the huge loss of lives and property caused by the insurgency.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, the group said the ceasefire should also lead to a return to normalcy in affected areas.

“In order to demonstrate the sincerity of this cease fire agreement by Government and the Boko Haram insurgents, ACF and indeed all Nigerians would want to see the process of returning all seized territories of Nigeria by the Boko Haram and the restoration of normalcy in all affected areas implemented as soon as possible,” it said. “Furthermore, all displaced persons in the rehabilitation camps should be encouraged and assisted to return to their homes.”

In the case of the kidnapped Chibok girls, the ACF said “it is heart warming to hear that they are safe and in good health.”

It asked that the process of their release be fast tracked “in order to gladden the hearts of their parents and all Nigerians that have been in terrible anxiety and trauma over their safety and state of health.”

The Nigerian government had on Friday announced that it had secured a ceasefire with the group in negotiations held in Saudi Arabia but brokered by officials of Chad.

The Boko Haram has caused the death of over 13,000 people since its insurgency began in 2009.


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  • fayrouz

    I know this is what will happen after killing people for over 5 years because of election is around the corner they will do something just because of we should vote for them. We are wise now

    • Okey

      Why are you so bitter and so unhappy at the prospects of the release of those innocents girls ? If your daughter or sister was involved would you feel so bitter that her release will take the shine off your political party ?

      • fayrouz

        Guy before u open ur dirty mouth to say anything. When minister of special duty told GEJ that dey should do negotiation he said he won’t negotiate with them he will fight them. Amond all the boko haram that they have caught how many people did dey prosecute. The world knows nigerian government have hand in it that is the boko haram that is y all of them didn’t help and they don’t Wana sell weapons for them. It is because of the nothern elders says if boko haram did not be come history in October they won’t vote for him and like u are said my party I didn’t include any party am in pdp but if the trutj come we must say it. Pdp said apc leaders sponsors boko haram let them mention the apc leaders they are negotiating with. Guy u are in this country don’t behave as if u are not in dis counry

        • Okey

          Therefore, the girls should be left there ? Dirty logic and thinking, Janjaweed logic.