Jonathan Tells Amnesty Committee, Produce Results

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, took another major step towards putting an end to the activities of insurgents in the north by inaugurating a dialogue committee.

The president told the members: “All Nigerians are expecting this committee to perform magic and we pray that Allah should give you the wisdom to do so, because without peace we can’t develop, no matter how committed we are. Without peace we cannot progress as a nation.”

Also, the Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons was  inaugurated at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, alongside the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North.

His words: “The establishment of this committee re-affirms the readiness and commitment of this administration to bring the state of violence and insecurity we have witnessed to an end. “Let me also use this opportunity to re-echo what I have been saying all over the world, at the UN, AU (African Union) and other platforms, that the effect of small arms and light weapons in Africa is worse than the effect of nuclear weapons because most African states are so unstable because of the free flow of small arms and light weapons.

The dialogue committee is to create the link and open up dialogue with members of Boko Haram the fundamentalist Islamic sect whose insurgency has killed thousands. It is also to develop a framework through which disarmament will take place, thus they should work out sustainable option that could lead to granting amnesty to this group.



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