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Igbo group faults FG on Boko Haram

THE Federal Government has been faulted over its plan to grant amnesty to members of the Boko Haram.
A pro-Igbo socio cultural group, the Biafra Liberation Council (BLC), told the Federal Government to “reconsider its plans.”
"It is  unimaginable that a group, which has killed hundreds of people in the north simply because they failed to embrace Islam is being considered for amnesty," the group said.
Maintaining that any amnesty to Boko Haram  would be counter-productive, as it would encourage other groups to carry their own arms and begin to unleash mayhem on innocent people, the group warned that if the government should go  ahead with the amnesty plan , it would no longer continue to restrain militant Igbo groups from embarking on reprisal attacks against northern elements within the territory of Biafra or anywhere else for that matter.
The group, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Amaechi Nwaofia, said: "We urge the Government of Nigeria to drop any plan aimed at granting any form of amnesty to the terrorists as such plan amounts to treating certified criminals like sacred cows and rewarding them positively for terrorism.

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