GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Kukah insists on amnesty for Boko Haram

By News Express on 04/04/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,749


The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, this afternoon insisted on his earlier demand for amnesty for members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect that has made parts of northern Nigeria virtually ungovernable through unrelenting violence.

“I speak for myself as a Christian,” said the fiery cleric while delivering the 60th Birthday Lecture of Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Benin City.

Kukah, whose position on the issue has drawn the ire of a section of Christendom, emphasized that Christianity is about compassion and forgives.

He however clarified that what he is advocating is not for the Nigerian Government to grant amnesty to the Boko Haram rebels but to make the offer.

“I am not talking of granting amnesty to Boko Haram but of offering amnesty to them. These are two different things,” he stated.

The lecture, which was still ongoing as at the time of this report, had the full house of dignitaries nodding or applauding or laughing as Kukah, who possesses oratorical skills, masterfully spoke extempore.

The dignitaries included several state governors and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

News Express reports that the Nigerian Government has yet to heed to the amnesty calls being championed by northern and Islamic leaders.

Boko Haram, has killed over 3,000 people since 2009, with the government having failed to put a stop to the carnage despite having spent many millions of naira in a military campaign against the sect.

•Photo shows Father Kukah.

Source News Express

Posted 04/04/2013 6:56:09 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Oliseh calls up 23 home-based players for Tanzania...

Why we’re setting up female university —Sultan of...

PDP ‘DEAD IN SIN’ —Oshiomhole

Onitsha stands still as work begins on Second...

FG shops for funds to undertake new drilling...

Female suicide bomber hits Yobe bus station •Boko...

Nigerian Army embraces new techniques to neutralise insurgents...

Edo farmers to cultivate 250,000 hectares of land...

Nigeria’s next security threat?

Army generals escape death in Borno

Bomb scare in Lagos •Suspect in police net...

Niger Delta youth leaders hail Buhari for promoting...

 

Latest News Buhari withholds assent to 2 bills, presents 3 others to Senate Nigeria, USA sign Commercial Investment Dialogue Nigerian Navy promotes 78 Senior Officers Senate postpones debate on 2018 Budget till next week MOSOP clears the air on meeting with oil operator Passengers stranded as union grounds Dana Air for 10 hours Ekwueme’s death a big loss to Igbo nation — Arthur Nzeribe Daniel, Man of Courage, Resilience, says Mimiko Ekwueme was a true statesman — Biafra Youth League Bloodbath as teenage bomber kills over 50 in Adamawa mosque BREAKING: Mugabe throws in the towel N1.5B used to buy votes during 2017 Anambra governorship election: Intersociety

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (295,049 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (278,787 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (225,430 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,670 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,452 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (166,375 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (144,226 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,673 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (127,354 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,585 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,873 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (108,057 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,776) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (187) Entertainment (405) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (190) International (1,650) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (83) News (30,414) Opinion (838) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,118) Religion (648) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!