Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has reacted to reports of Nigerian army begging Boko Haram/ISWAP for reconciliation.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has broken his silence after news of Nigerian army begging Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation made the headlines.
Recall that the army had called on the terrorists to put down their weapons and embrace peace, saying an end to the war is in sight.
The call for reconciliation was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulwahad Eyitayo at a party organised for journalists by the Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday.
Eyitayo said that no one, including the military, was happy with the bloodshed, calling on the remnants of the terrorist organisation to take advantage of the amnesty and repent without further delay.
Eyitayo said, “We are not here for bloodletting, no one is happy that people are dying. Some of them (the insurgents) listen to the media, so it is good for us to appeal to them through the media to avoid violence, come forward to ask for forgiveness and reconciliation.”
Nnamdi Kanu lamented that the terrorists would be rehabilitated, recruited into the army and posted to the South.
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.”