Don’t negotiate with Boko Haram, Ahmadiyya warns FG

Punch: by Olaleye Aluko —

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria has warned the Federal Government against negotiating with the Boko Haram insurgents, explaining that this will be against the national interest as well as Islamic principles.

The Head of the society, Dr. Mashhud Fashola, gave this warning on Tuesday at a press conference in Lagos to discuss the state of the country.

Fashola, who described the sect as criminals and people serving the devil, urged the government not to negotiate with them.

He said, “Boko Haram uses religion to perpetrate evil. They have nothing to do with the true teachings of Islam. They are criminals and they are serving the devil. So, government should not negotiate with insurgents.

“There are religious leaders who indoctrinate people to deceive them. The problem in the North is inadequate spread of education. Secondly in fighting this menace, adequate equipment and logistics must be deployed. Our security outfits need better facilities for this task.

“Nigeria has 70 per cent of her people living below the poverty line and over 60 million adults are jobless and cannot ensure any meaningful livelihood. So, the problem of insurgency is closely connected with under-development.”


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2 replies

  1. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    In the Holy Quran at several places Allah says, ” Wallaho Laa yuhibbulfasad” Allah does not like disorder and do not create disorder in the earth after establishing peace. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has rightly warns the Government not to indulge in negotiation with the terrorist group as Holy Quran says, “Al-fitnatu ashadu min-nal qatl” Mutiny is more savvier than assassination so Islam has dealt with Mutiny the most savvier punishment. As per Hadith, Merciless person is not shown mercy. These people must surrender to Government and must be taken to task as per law of the land.
    Zarif Ahmad

  2. What do you mean by “savvier” punishment? Savvier in my dictionary means well informed or shrewd. Could it be “severe” punishment?

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