President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared his readiness to offer amnesty to repentant Boko Haram terrorists.
He made this declaration at the Presidential Villa Abuja during an ongoing meeting with the schoolgirls abducted and released by Boko Haram terrorists from Dapchi in Yobe State.
The schoolgirls with their parents had arrived at the state House Abuja at exactly 11:40am and the meeting with the girls started few minutes past 12 noon when the President arrived the Council Chamber.
“While further efforts are being made to secure the release of every abducted citizens in Nigeria, Government is ever ready to accept the unconditional laying down of arms by any member of the Boko Haram group, who show strong commitment in that regard” – Muhammadu Buhari said.
“This country has suffered enough of hostility. Government is therefore appealing to all to embrace peace for the overall development of our people and the country.”
“We are ready to rehabilitate and integrate such repentant members into the larger society.”
The President further stated that “Government would not tolerate any attempt by any person or group to trivialize or politicize security issues for politically motivated ends. Accordingly, security agencies would not hesitate to decisively deal with such unscrupulous characters.”
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