Boko Haram Writes President Jonathan

Date: 16-07-2011 1:08 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Darky
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- at 16-07-2011 01:08 PM (9 years ago)
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This is an open letter written by the sect Boko Haram to President Jonathan


June 28, 2011

The President

Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E., Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR

Aso Villa,


Abuja


BOKO HARAM: THE REAL ISSUES OPEN LETTER TO MR. PRESIDENT

Mr President,

We, the undersigned, citizens of Nigeria, whose domicile of origin is Borno, write to you, as one with overall responsibility for national security to look into the cause of violence that has tragically engulfed Borno State and the sequence of events in the last three years, with a view to finding A JUST AND LASTING SOLUTION, AND NOT A MILITARY SOLUTION WHICH CAN ONLY BE TEMPORARY.

BEFORE THE VIOLENCE

The late Mohammed Yusuf, like any other cleric of any religious sect, had a mosque and a following.
He held weekly public sermons.
He was exercising his constitutionally guaranteed right of assembly and worship.
At no time was there a breach of the peace.
His followers were young, able bodied, unemployed with no prospect of hope in the horizon.
They had Western Education!, and therefore literate and aware of the prevailing social conditions. (even though they declared a jihad against western education)
Increasingly, their sermons were taking the form of liberation theology, commenting on the ills, injustice and inequities, prevalent in their immediate environment.
As a result, there was no love lost between them and the State Government.

THE SSS REPORT

Such sermons, publicly made, caught the attention of the State Government.
The State Security Service became interested in their activities.
Investigations were carried out and a comprehensive report was written and made available to the Federal Authorities.
Mohammed Yusuf himself was in regular contact with security services both in Maiduguri and Abuja.
He was even charged to court.

THE FLASH POINT
The first trigger for violence was when Mohammed Yusuf’s followers in a funeral procession, on their motorbikes were fired on by members of Operation Flush – a combined force of the Army and the Police – ostensibly for not wearing crash helmets.
About 19 of them were fatally wounded.
This force was said to be under the Operational control of the then State Governor.
The incident led to the group taking the law into their hands, attacked and killed security personnel and burnt police stations. (and so they took the laws into their hands and began to kill innocent Nigerians)
Two wrongs can’t make a right.

THE VIOLENCE
The Federal Government, on the instruction of the late President Umaru Yar’adua, responded with disproportionate, overwhelming and indiscriminate use of force against the entire community.
The leader of the group, Mohammed Yusuf and a former Commissioner of Religious Affairs in the State, Buji Fois were arrested and were summarily, publicly and extra-judicially executed by the police.
Young boys and even invalids on crutches were routinely rounded up, not at the scene of any violence and executed in the same manner.
The footage of these executions were relayed world-wide on Al-Jazeera Television network and posted on YouTube.

THE SINS OF THE SON -IN-LAW
The late Baba Fugu, was a gentleman in his seventies.
He was a respected figure in the local community.
He was never declared wanted nor arrested by the police.
He was Mohammed Yusuf’s father-in-law.
He went to the Police Station voluntarily to make enquiries.
He was executed at the Police Station.
The sins of the son-in-law were visited on the father-in-law.
Not even Osama bin-Laden’s relatives were ever treated like this. When the U.S. Navy seals attacked Osama bin Ladens premises, they went for their target. His wives and children were spared.

NSA/CDS/IGP’s REPORT
The gravity of the situation led the Federal Government to set a high powered team comprising of the then National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff and Inspector General of Police to investigate and report.
The team went to Maiduguri and wrote a report.
Nothing has been heard of that report.

OUR PRAYERS
In order to get to the root of the matter and arrive at a JUST SOLUTION, to consider the following.
a) Why was no proactive action taken and measures put in place as a result of the comprehensive report by the SSS?
b) What Law provides for the shooting of citizens by security forces for not wearing crash helmets?
c) What Law provides for the operational control of Operation flush, a combined team of the Army and the Police by the Borno State Governor?
d) Whether the victims were members of Boko Haram or not. Under what Law did the Police extra-judicially execute Mohammed Yusuf, Buji Foi and the young children and cripples? These are issues of violation of Fundamental Human Rights and the rule and due process of law.
e) Under what Law was Baba Fugu, (father-in-law to Mohammed Yusuf killed)?
f) What is the outcome of the ‘High powered post violence report’?
g) The Governor as the Chief Security Officer of the State and the Police Commissioner in whom operational powers were vested, should be invited to answer under what law they order these executions.

LET THE RULE OF LAW PREVAIL
Borno State is not Camp Delta and members of Boko Haram are not enemy combatants, where human rights and the rule of law can be dispensed with.THE NEED FOR A STATESMAN-LIKE INTERVENTION
What was once a local affair is now taking a region wide dimension and threatening national security. (they have undermined national security abi? therefore will be treated likewise. The bomb-makers are KNOWN!)
All manner of crime is now conveniently subsumed under the spectre of Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, the social and commercial activities in Borno are being grounded.
Continuation of this situation will ultimately lead to the collapse of the local economy leading to more unemployment, despair and further conflict.
Ethnic chauvinists, religious bigots and sundry criminals would have a field day.
A frightening and forbidding prospect.

More indiscriminate military and police intervention will only lead to more innocent loss of life leading to more recruitment of young people into a militant and daring force, determined for revenge.

More indiscriminate military and police intervention will lead to an angry population which will sympathize with, aid and assist the young as they take up arms against authority.

The root causes are two.

1) Injustice which must be corrected.
Secondly – an obvious lack of economic development in a zone (Northeast) which in the last 5 years has received less than 1% of Federal Government spending.
It is the most deprived part of Nigeria.
The solution to the problem is JOBS AND JUSTICE.

The President of Nigeria is President of all the zones of this country.
He should and must show that he is the Father of all the zones.
His government will do best if it provides JUSTICE AND JOBS.

With the greatest respect,

Mamman Kashim,

Kalli Gazali

Dr. Usman Ladan

Abba Kyari

Cc:

General Owoeye Andrew Azazi,



Posted: at 16-07-2011 01:08 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
- drnoel at 16-07-2011 01:23 PM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 16-07-2011 01:23 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- newmanchima at 16-07-2011 02:08 PM (9 years ago)
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GOVERNMENT ARE WORKING ABOUT IT
Posted: at 16-07-2011 02:08 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- treasure1112 at 16-07-2011 02:18 PM (9 years ago)
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what r they going to gain for this killing?...
Posted: at 16-07-2011 02:18 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 16-07-2011 02:26 PM (9 years ago)
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There is one Nigeria, one constitution, and Boko Haram members are Nigerians who
must obey the law or be destroyed. The president and his administration cannot, and will
not enact a new law to accomodate a terrorist group.
Posted: at 16-07-2011 02:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EDDYPRINCE at 16-07-2011 02:50 PM (9 years ago)
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president GEJ should llok into there issue..... if this is right then it should be settled as soon as possible b4 it gets out of hands.....[/b]
Posted: at 16-07-2011 02:50 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- COWFACE at 16-07-2011 02:55 PM (9 years ago)
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well said toibeli.
Posted: at 16-07-2011 02:55 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- MilleniumMan at 16-07-2011 03:13 PM (9 years ago)
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Nonsence.
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:13 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- feyee at 16-07-2011 03:13 PM (9 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:13 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicanorose at 16-07-2011 03:28 PM (9 years ago)
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Mtcheeeeew

Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:28 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mimibre at 16-07-2011 03:29 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: EDDYPRINCE on 16-07-2011 02:50 PM
president GEJ should llok into there issue..... if this is right then it should be settled as soon as possible b4 it gets out of hands.....[/b]
EDDYPRINCE, wel said.  i strongly agree with u. GEJ should seriously look into their demands b4 it's too late to handle. 
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:29 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mimibre at 16-07-2011 03:34 PM (9 years ago)
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Bravo!!! I never knew dat boko haram sect can speak gud English. Kudos.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Wink
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:34 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tmaxdon at 16-07-2011 03:36 PM (9 years ago)
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I don't support extra judicial killings by our so called Nigerian Police Force and the Military also...it shouldn't be happening in any civilised society in the world...I saw some of the videos last year,one of my colleagues showed them to me I was embarrassed that something like that could happen in my country cos I made everyone understand that my country is one of the most civilised countries in Africa......
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:36 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kelechi86 at 16-07-2011 03:42 PM (9 years ago)
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i think serious plans ar in the making! Jus pray it wnt take long 4 them 2 settle this crisisi think serious plans ar in the making! Jus pray it wnt take long 4 them 2 settle this crisis
Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:42 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LOYOLAR at 16-07-2011 03:56 PM (9 years ago)
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What is the source of this letter? If by any chance it's true, I pray the government truly looks into the issue and make necessary amendment. God bless Nigeria!
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- chicanorose at 16-07-2011 03:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Mtceeeeee

Posted: at 16-07-2011 03:59 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LOYOLAR at 16-07-2011 04:04 PM (9 years ago)
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What is the source of this letter? If by any chance it's true, I pray the government truly looks into the issue and make necessary amendment. God bless Nigeria!
Posted: at 16-07-2011 04:04 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- LOYOLAR at 16-07-2011 04:21 PM (9 years ago)
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What is the source of this letter? If by any chance it's true, I pray the government truly looks into the issue and make necessary amendment. God bless Nigeria!
Posted: at 16-07-2011 04:21 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ahmadmuazu69 at 16-07-2011 04:45 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: toibeli on 16-07-2011 02:26 PM
There is one Nigeria, one constitution, and Boko Haram members are Nigerians who
must obey the law or be destroyed. The president and his administration cannot, and will
not enact a new law to accomodate a terrorist group.
and cant you see d way d constitution is used to kill innocent peoples..or are they not Nigerians aint the constitution that binds us 2geda...and what about d laws..are that allow killing unarmed and civilians..??
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- ahmadmuazu69 at 16-07-2011 04:56 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Josseyjessy on 16-07-2011 04:35 PM
Quote from: toibeli on 16-07-2011 02:26 PM
There is one Nigeria, one constitution, and Boko Haram members are Nigerians who
must obey the law or be destroyed. The president and his administration cannot, and will
not enact a new law to accomodate a terrorist group.

GEJ should get off the sidelines and put fire 4 fire in the dirty mouth of Boko Haram who think they can hold entire Nigeria 2 ransom. Rubbish.
cause they are not members of CAN dats y..or what..take a look @ d letter very well please ..they touched them first and they are not after 9ja's oil or amnesty they are defending their selves and they are indigenes of 9ja too soo pls tink b4 u ..talk
Posted: at 16-07-2011 04:56 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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