Femi Fani-Kayode: What amnesty? Please wipe them out!

by Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

The suggestion that a group of people that have slaughtered 4,000 Nigerians in cold blood in the space of 2 years should be granted amnesty is completely untenable and unacceptable.

The call on the Federal Government by the Sultan of Sokoto to grant Boko Haram amnesty is misplaced and ill-conceived. I am in total agreement with the position adopted by CAN and Mr President on this issue and I am relieved that the call has been rejected.

The suggestion that a group of people that have slaughtered 4,000 Nigerians in cold blood in the space of 2 years should be granted amnesty is completely untenable and unacceptable. It is also dangerous and counter-productive. This is all the more so when the group has no face and has refused to identify itself or its leaders and when it has not entered into a ceasefire or laid down it’s arms.

No sensible or responsible government can offer amnesty to a group of people that are butchering its citizens at will and whose evil and genocidal tendencies are unprecedented in the history of our country. Boko Haram is the greatest evil that Nigeria has ever known. They have killed more innocent people in two years than the Irish Republican Army manged to kill in 100 years of fighting against the British in Northern Ireland.

You do not grant amnesty to such people. Instead you take off the gloves, remove all sense of restraint and allow the Nigerian military to do their job and crush them. This is a war against terror and it ought to be prosecuted as such. The great Kamal Attaturk did the same thing to the terrorists and Islamic fundamentalists that troubled his country Turkey many years ago.

He took the bull by the horns, wiped them out and transformed Turkey into the powerful, modern, industrialised, medium-power, democratic and secular state with a strong economy that she is today. Without doing what he did to the terrorists and those that butchered others in the name of God, Turkey would not be the great country that she is today.

The debate should not be whether we ought to grant Boko Haram amnesty or not. The debate should be about how much support we need to give the Federal Government, the Nigerian military and the security agencies to do their job in wiping out the insidious cancer called Boko Haram.



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  1. I love this article. Uncle Femi has just spoken my mind. It’s highly absurd to see people killing in the name of religion and they call themselves muslims, shouting Allah’s name when they’re about carrying out their operation. Jonathan should just take the bull by the horn and do what is suppose to be done. He should not just fold arms and watch innocent citizens die… We need a great revolution in this country.. I’m beginning to suspect this Sultan, how can he adopt that motion. Amnesty my foot!

  2. Truth must be told,boko haram must be wiped out of the face of the earth… I don’t see the comparison whatsoever between Mend & boko haram… The later showed there faces,withdrew there arms & embraced amnesty but for boko haram” it is a shame for its leaders of the likes of sheik abubakar (sultan of sokoto) to say fed govt should hand them amnesty after all this demonic faceless group have don to poor & defenseless citizens of this country… Do I call his thoughts were as a result of fear or he’s also a sponsor” well time will tell.

  3. Yes, someone has spoken. Other Nigerians “shut their mouth” because they are afraid Boko haram will attack. May God Bless Femi Fani Kayode