A close aide to Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, who initiated the bill to grant amnesty to terrorists Boko Haram has said the senator may announce the withdrawal of the bill during plenary on Tuesday.
“I personally disagree with that. The war is not over and some criminals that have been killing people you say that you are doing Operation Safe Corridor for them,” Ndume had told ChannelsTV.
“I am completely against that idea. They know my position on that, you can’t do that.
“It is when you win the war and some people surrender that you think about something like that.
“You are just telling people to go and join Boko Haram and then repent and become something (sic) that’s a totally unacceptable idea and a way of solving the problem,” he declared.
President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima, “The proposal is stupid and the sponsor of such a bill needs to be thoroughly investigated,” Shettima said.
“If government cannot cater for the direct victims of the Boko Haram suspects or address a situation where the soldiers that are risking their lives to contain the insurgents are crying over poor welfare package and the Senate is debating how to grant amnesty to the suspects, it speaks a lot about the characters ruling us.”
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, declared the bill satanic.
According to the aide, “He would withdraw the bill publicly for every one to see that he meant no personal interest.
“He feels people misunderstood him. All he wanted was for peace in the North East and every part of Nigeria.”
Asked if it was because the bill won’t scale through, he said, “No. Already it scaled through first reading.”