Friday, May 17, 2013

Nigeria – Borno Governor says 'Boko Haram on verge of seizing control of state'

 Nigerian President Johnathan Goodluck has announced he may extend an amnesty to Boko Haram an Al-Queda affiliated group of murderers. What in hell is he thinking?  My time in Nigeria was apparently wasted if he thinks appeasement or reconciliation will do anything but pour fuel on the flame.

Published: May 17, 2013 by Lekan Otufodunrin State in Northern Nigeria has been teetering on the brink of a takeover by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, warned its Governor, Kassim Shettima, a few days before the declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan of a “state of emergency” in Borno and two neighbouring provinces.
The President’s declaration on Tuesday (May 14), which also applies to Yobe and Adamawa States in the country’s troubled North East region, was followed shortly after by the murder of the Secretary in Borno of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Faye Pama Musa.
Musa, head of REME Assembly in Maiduguri (the Borno State capital) and Chairman of the state’s Pentecostal Fellowship, was reportedly shot at close range by two suspected Boko Haram members in his house, in the presence of his daughter, who pleaded with them to spare her father’s life.
A few days before, Borno's Governor Kassim Shettima had briefed visiting Senators and military advisers in a confidential security meeting on May 7, and warned them Boko Haram was close to seizing power in the state.  
Rev. Faye Pama Musa, CAN Secretary for Borno, was killed in his home by suspected Boko Haram members.

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