Apologise for killing Boko Haram leader in 2009 – Bakare tells FG

Lagos—CONVENER of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said one of the ways to end Boko Haram insurgency is for the Federal Government to apologise to members of the sect over the murder of their leader, Mohammed Yusuf, in 2009.

Apologise for killing Boko Haram leader in 2009 - Bakare tells FG
Pastor Tunde Bakare

He, however, said last Wednesday’s attack on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy in Kaduna State is an indication that bombing in the country is taking a new dimension.

Bakare, who is the Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, spoke during a state of the nation address at a church service in Lagos.

Proffering ways of ending the Boko Haram insurgency, Bakare said there was need for “updating and strengthening of military capability, creation of jobs and enhanced welfare to discourage recruits of the sect, diplomatic engagement with the international community, creation of an atmosphere of political inclusion rather than exclusion, among others. We need a strong and well coordinated approach to terrorism.”

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Bakare, who was Buhari’s Vice-Presidential running mate in the 2011 presidential elections, said “but for the timely intervention of God, last week’s assassination attempt on General Muhamadu Buhari might have marked the beginning of the end for Nigeria if it had succeeded. We will not also ignore the fact that at the root of the escalation of the Boko Haram crisis was oppression and injustice.

”The summary execution of the Boko Haram’s former leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009 provided the soil of martyrdom for the nurture and growth of the sect. Government must declare peace first of all; apologising for the murder of Mohammed Yusuf to the sect members not their sympathisers or bandits.”

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7 Responses to "Apologise for killing Boko Haram leader in 2009 – Bakare tells FG"

  1. Constance Osa Onaiwu   July 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Over 2,000 innocent Nigerians lives have been wasted by these demons. If apology will restore peace and stop killings and maiming of innocent citizens…so be it.

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  2. Constance Osa Onaiwu   July 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Over 2,000 innocent Nigerians lives have been wasted by these demons. If apology will restore peace and stop killings and maiming of innocent citizens…so be it.

    Reply
  3. Lawrence Mudiaga Umukoro   July 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Jonathan, apologise to Nigerians for nominating Bakare to the National Conference

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  4. Pst Ernest Omonhe   July 29, 2014 at 3:54 am

    why supporting evil, please let say the truth nigerians.

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  5. Uduojie Austine   July 29, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Apologise wat? wat of does he has killed

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  6. Solomon E Olumese   July 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Madness. No

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  7. Solomon E Olumese   July 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Madness. No

    Reply

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