Nigeria: "Do Not Negotiate With Boko Haram"

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Boko Haram whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The group wants to impose Sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to its demands. The 2012 New Year gift from Boko Haram to Christians and southerners in the north was a 3-day ultimatum for them to leave Northern Nigeria. They also called on Muslims living in Southern Nigeria to come back to the north because they had evidence they would be attacked. Boko Haram attacks have claimed over 2000 innocent lives since mid-2009. The group recently declared a ceasefire, but killings in the north continue unabated. Recently three North Korean doctors in north-eastern Nigeria were killed with one of them beheaded; this came only a week after nine nurses were murdered in Kano. Chuks Ibegbu says: 1. There is nowhere in the world that negotiation with terrorists have occurred. 2. The Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation that has inflicted horrible pain on Nigerians. Imagine the number of innocent Nigerians and foreigners living in Nigeria that this faceless group have killed, maimed or wounded. 3. The group is not yet ready for peace as their terror continues. 4. The federal government should therefore continue to wage the war on any form of terror in Nigeria. Chuks Ibegbu (08035410176), a social analyst reports from Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. *Photo Caption - An assault rifle, one of the weapons used by Boko Haram.
 
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