BOKO HARAM SET FOR DIALOGUE IN S/ARABIA …names participants, mediators
From DAUDA MBAYA, Maiduguri –
THE leadership of Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad also called Boko Haram said that they are willing to seize fire and stop all atrocities being perpetrated by their group as well as by some people in their name if Borno State and Federal Government will truly heed to their demands.
The acclaimed spokesman of the group, Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazeez, who doubles as the second-in-command (Amir) to their leader Imam Abubakar Shekaureason in a tele-conference with journalists in Maiduguri on yesterday said that if the state and the Federal Government want the group to seize fire completely, former Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sheriff must be arrested and prosecuted according to the law of the land.
He also said that apart from the arrest of Senator Ali Sheriff, government should compensate the group and rebuild their places of worship which were destroyed during 2009 uprising.
Abu Abdulazeez stressed that, “all our members who were arrested and are under the custody of security agencies must be released with immediate effect, all our wives who were displaced following the crises as well as our children must be rehabilitated into the society to allow room for much talked about dialogue with the Federal Government and the group.
He pointed out that for a dialogue to take place it should be done through some elders including Dr. Shettima Ali Monguno, Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, former Yobe State Governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Ambassador Gaji Galtimari and Barrister Aisha Alkali Wakil and her husband, Barrister Alkali Wakil, insisting that the dialogue should not take place in Nigeria but in Saudi Arabia, as according to him, the government of Nigeria is not sincere for dialogue due to its betrayal in the past.
Abu Abdulazeez also said that the group has mandated five of its members who are to mediate on their behalf. They include himself (Abu Mohammed Abdulazeez), Abu Abbas, Sheikh Ibrahim Yusuf, Sheikh Sani Kontogora and Mamman Nur.
While speaking on the series of killings and unwantom destruction of property being perpetrated recently in Maiduguri, Abu Abdulazeez disassociated the group with such act, pointing out that, such attacks were politically motivated by those seeking for power in the Borno Emirate Council, government or otherwise but not for the ideology of the sect who are fighting for the cause of Allah.
He also said that, the burning of old and newly constructed primary schools witnessed across the state were not masterminded by the sect, insisting that the burning of such places were carried out by aggrieved politicians who were denied contracts from the state government.
1. Ali Monguno
3. Abba Ibrahim
5. Aisha Wakil
6. Barr. Wakil
1. Abu Mohammed AbdulAzeez
2. Abu Abbas
3. Sheikh Ibrahim Yusuf
4. Sheikh Sani Kontagora
5. Mamman Nur
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