Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, continues to express shock at the decision by the Nigerian army to demand reconciliation with members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
The army called on the terrorists to lay down their weapons and embrace peace, saying that war was in sight.
The call for reconciliation was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Divisions, 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 organization 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,” he said.
And in reaction, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, leader wonders when the army began to beg the terrorists for reconciliation.
“Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“Since when has the Nigerian Army resorted to begging murderers, killers and terrorists? How are the mighty fallen!” He tweeted.