If Boko Haram members want to enjoy the amnesty being offered by the Goodluck-Jonathan government, there are certain conditions they must meet and President Goodluck Jonathan have set out the conditions.
Jonathan said foreign terrorists, collaborating with “misguided” Nigerians, have unleashed a war on the country in order to bring it down. He said his government was ready to talk with insurgents provided they would not set any pre-conditions for the discussions, and if they would disarm as well as renounce violence.
“For our citizens who have joined hands with Al Qaeda and international terrorists in the misguided belief that violence can possibly solve their problems, our doors remain open to them for dialogue and reconciliation, if they renounce terrorism and embrace peace.
“My government, while pursuing security measures, will explore all options, including readiness to accept unconditional renunciation of violence by insurgents, and to ensure their de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration into the broader society.”
Jonathan said at this time, the gains of the past 15 years of democratic governance was being threatened by the “presence of international terrorism” in the country. “I am determined to protect our democracy, our national unity and our political stability, by waging a total war against terrorism. The unity and stability of our country, and the protection of lives and property are non-negotiable,” he stressed.
It is expected that those who have some link with Boko Haram will contacted their leaders for possible peace.