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Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

FG Sets Up ‘Amnesty’ Committee for Boko Haram … Committee to Work With NSA

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The federal government Thursday set up a committee on the proposed amnesty for members of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
Presidency sources told THEWILL after a meeting of the Security Council that the committee would work with the office of the National Security Adviser.

THEWILL is working on getting the names of members.
However, the terms of reference for the committee according to Presidential villa sources are as follows:
i. to consider the feasibility or otherwise of granting pardon to the Boko Haram adherents.
ii. collate clamours arising from different interest groups who want the apex government to administer clemency on members of the religious sect; and
iii. to recommend modalities for the granting of pardon, should such step become the logical one to take under the prevailing circumstance.
The radical group has claimed responsibility for hundreds of killings and bombings, mainly in northern Nigeria.

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