Nnamdi Kanu reacts as Nigerian Army begs Boko Haram/ISWAP for reconciliation
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to a recent reconciliation call made by the Nigerian Army to Boko Haram and Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) to stop the killings in the country.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that on Sunday in Maiduguri, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo begged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation, saying soldiers and the public are not happy people are dying.
Eyitayo, who is also the commander of Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai said “We are not here for bloodletting. Nobody is happy that people are dying.
“Some of them (insurgents) are listening to the media, so it is good for us to appeal to them through the media to shun violence, turn up to seek forgiveness and reconciliation.”
Reacting to the reconciliation call, Kanu tweeted, “Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“And after reconciliation, they will be rehabilitated, recruited into the Army & sent to the South to ‘shoot to kill’. Now you see why I keep calling it a TERRORIST army.”
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, also reacted to the development, expressing shock at the army’s decision to demand reconciliation with members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
“Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“Since when has the Nigerian Army resorted to begging murderers, killers and terrorists? How have the mighty fallen!” he tweeted.