Amnesty For Boko Haram Is Haram- Civilian JTF Commander

One of the com­manders of the government-backed youth vigilance group in Borno State, Civilian JTF, Mallam Abba Kalli has described the call for amnesty for Boko Haram insurgents as forbidden, saying the group has committed crimes against humanity by killing, maim­ing and abducting children, teenagers, women and the elderly in mindless attacks for six years.

Speaking against the backdrop of renewed calls for amnesty for Boko Haram by some prominent politicians in the north including Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State since President Muhammadu Buhari came on board, Kalli said in an interview that granting freedom to a Boko Haram mem­ber can breed “ten more fanatical members.”

He added: “These Boko Haram men are no longer fit to live in the society. They are cultists and there is nothing Islamic about them. There­fore, calling for pardon for them is uncalled for. Amnesty? God forbid!” he said.

Kalli spoke on other issues includ­ing the challenges of the Civilian JTF and post-insurgency package for the youth volunteers that have been helping in stemming the tide of Boko Haram insurgency.

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Boko Haram Kills 603 Civilian JTF

Boko Haram militants have so far killed 603 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Borno State.

The dead civilian JTF were attempting to prevent bomb strapped Boko Haram insurgents from detonating their bombs in large crowds.

Barr Jubril Gunda, the legal adviser of the CJTF disclosed this on Monday during a two day summit on Security and Governance in the North East organised by the CLEEN Foundation in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

He noted that 360 CJTF members have been integrated into the conventional security agencies. The figures includes  200 in the Nigerian Army, 120 into the Department of State Service (DSS) and 40 recruited into the Air force.

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