Nigeria : ROTATIONAL AMNESTY: AN OBSCURE WAY OF ROTATIONAL PRESIDENCY
he appalling contemplation of the Federal Government to grant amnesty to the faceless Boko Haram terrorist group is to say the least embarrassing to the citizens of the world who have human feelings running through their veins. It is despicable to humanity, the guts the group has to request for an amnesty while some leaders are in the festive mood about granting Amnesty to the Masquerades. The Federal Government rejected the demand for amnesty for the faceless masked ghosts at Yobe and Jonathan administration made a U-Turn to grant amnesty, poses the question who is asking for amnesty for the heartless group. At the turn of event, the group rejected the amnesty plan while the northern leaders and Emirs insisted and persuaded the Government to grant amnesty.
As it is, Boko Haram may not be the real problem facing the country, rather than the 'ENEMIES WITHIN' that have to use the group as a mask to vent their anger on the administration. Our most recent publication on the notorious witches and demons that have taken over the road network in the country might have impacted on the psyche of some Nigerian leaders, meaning that the 'ENEMIES WITHIN' might have to be examined alongside the unavoidable devil within Boko Haram on the boulevard to its Amnesty journey. The amnesty would mean that the victims are sacrificial lambs for the inefficiency of the Nigerian Intelligent Agencies.
Is Jonathan really a wimp, coward, toothless, with no back bone?
Ridiculously, the group is asking for a Ministry of Northern Affairs, meaning that all States within old regions should ask for their own Ministry. Boko Haram is asking for the Ministry of Northern affairs to stop Boko Haram; or to revive the arable lands deliberately left fallow; or the ridiculous mental enslavement of their children by reciting, not understanding, the Holy Book of Quran; for the Feudalism that does not pay as the Arabs world is kicking against that today (May 2013). It is unfortunate why Nigerians always pick up the ancient practices that are obsolete.
Boko Haram demand for Ministry of Northern affairs, to make up for the creation of the Niger Delta Ministry, is irrational and uncivilized. The Nigeria monolithic economy that is sustaining the country is from the Niger Delta Region ironically turned into squalid. Unlike the deliberate despicable destruction of life and properties as embarked on by Boko Haram, asking for Amnesty is loutish.
This might be a pointer that some 'Enemies Within' the key Northern leaders are in support of their method of making their needs known to the Government of the day as if the northern situation was created by Jonathan administration. In other words, Boko Haram is saying that States within old Regional set up should ask for their own Ministry.
In addition, the terrorist group wants Cash payment of N3million each; for the masquerades; as done during Nigeria Census that always put Kano population above that of Lagos. Where would the cash end up if N3m was given to the unaccountable number of faceless Boko Haram or just a way of openly swindling the country since they have exhausted other avenues of cheating the government, through oil blocks given at give away prizes; fake contracts; fake Civil Servants positions that has devalued the merit system.
Among other demands is a House to each of the Boko Haram; (possibly in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt so that they can continuously have places to plan their atrocities); N20 million cash to their leaders; and possibly their sponsors; send Boko Haram members abroad for training. If we may ask which country will habor Terrorists in their countries, or it is a way of reinforcing their trainers to design another strategy for unleashing further painful actions on the country. Alternatively, is it a way of compensating their trainers.
The group also asked for a monthly salary of N100,000.00 for a period of 3 years. With the housing, cash payments, they would be on the regular payroll of N100,000.00 to further empower them for the next three years. Requesting to rebuild Borno, Yobe, and other States for the self destruction of their activities as if reinvesting the gains from the products of the States, and security contact for the group, while the Government removes JTF from the northern States; when there are no security to monitor their activities then they can unleash their terror acts on anyone at any time.
What a country of some kind of headless blind leaders that are leading the country into an obscure darkness. Boko Haram demands is an encouragement to others in that group to start planning for how they could easily get rich by life and properties destruction, making communities inaccessible and ungovernable.
The irony of the whole deal is the Boko Haram backing out from these luxurious demands from the Government. Then the big question is that who is making these demands? Their Sponsors who want to capitalize on their thirst to cripple the country by all means necessary; or making Jonathan administration ineffective and ungovernable. Who are those behind the mask?