Nigerian Gov’t Seeks Talks With Boko Haram

Date: 01-08-2011 2:50 am (11 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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Nigeria's government says it to wants to negotiate with radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, which is blamed for dozens of killings in the country's northeast.
A government statement says President Goodluck Jonathan has named a seven-person panel to open talks with the group. It says the president appointed the panel after meetings with local leaders.
There was no immediate response to the statement from Boko Haram.
The decision to negotiate follows months of escalating violence centered in Nigeria's Borno state and the state capital, Maiduguri.
Rights group Amnesty International recently said that Boko Haram bombings have killed more than 140 people in northern Nigeria since January.

The group also said police have carried out deadly raids in response to the killings, and called for both sides to halt the violence.
Boko Haram's name in the local Hausa language means “Western education is a sin.” The group has said it wants Islamic law applied more widely and strictly in Nigeria.
Hundreds of people were killed in 2009 when Boko Haram launched a violent uprising that was crushed by the military.
Last year, the group re-emerged, targeting police, clergymen and government officials with shootings. More recently, the group has been blamed for bomb blasts, including an explosion in the parking lot of Nigeria's police headquarters in Abuja.
Nigeria's government extended an amnesty to militants in the volatile Niger Delta in 2009. The amnesty is widely credited with bringing calm to that region.


Posted: at 1-08-2011 02:50 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- MilleniumMan at 1-08-2011 06:58 AM (11 years ago)
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Rubbish sect.
Posted: at 1-08-2011 06:58 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- grafeeks at 1-08-2011 07:35 AM (11 years ago)
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dis news ar not new and not well compiled
Posted: at 1-08-2011 07:35 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- CammyWhite at 1-08-2011 07:45 AM (11 years ago)
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Negotiating with terrorists is stupid.
Posted: at 1-08-2011 07:45 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- luther4real at 1-08-2011 08:18 AM (11 years ago)
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am tired of hearing about these abokis, let the govt do wat they want to do and stop making noise @ the expense of the masses in that region..............
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:18 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moniconyez at 1-08-2011 08:21 AM (11 years ago)
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THIS IS BADNESS and RUBBISH,

WHY WOULD  THE GOV TRY NEGOTIATING WITH TERRO GROUP ANIMALS? WHY NOT WIPE THEM ALL? Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:21 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- EDDYPRINCE at 1-08-2011 08:35 AM (11 years ago)
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NONDENCE, WHY ON EARTH WILL GOV DO THIS...... Negotiating with terrorists is stupid.
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:35 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- feyee at 1-08-2011 08:39 AM (11 years ago)
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mtchewwwwwwww................i wish there was a smiley for hissing!!!
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:39 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- goodguym at 1-08-2011 08:46 AM (11 years ago)
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Glory b 2 God @least there will be peace in d residents of northern
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:46 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 1-08-2011 08:48 AM (11 years ago)
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 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:48 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 1-08-2011 08:49 AM (11 years ago)
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nonsense rubish absolute nonsense
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:49 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- Pepesy at 1-08-2011 08:56 AM (11 years ago)
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Hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Posted: at 1-08-2011 08:56 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rolifaith at 1-08-2011 09:09 AM (11 years ago)
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rubbish, i hate abokis so much
Posted: at 1-08-2011 09:09 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- luqcyking at 1-08-2011 09:21 AM (11 years ago)
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Negotiating with terrorists is stupid.
Posted: at 1-08-2011 09:21 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kebella at 1-08-2011 09:25 AM (11 years ago)
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nigerian government is sick n' weak................. Angry

Posted: at 1-08-2011 09:25 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- eomo at 1-08-2011 09:36 AM (11 years ago)
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If you negotiate today, then you will have to negotiate with all negative groups in the country. What are they fighting for that warrants negotiation?
Posted: at 1-08-2011 09:36 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- acome at 1-08-2011 10:03 AM (11 years ago)
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why?
Posted: at 1-08-2011 10:03 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- otagermo at 1-08-2011 10:08 AM (11 years ago)
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jj who come be dis your stupid political advicer......by doing this,,,,you are encouraging more terrorist groups in that contry........what a news.....
Posted: at 1-08-2011 10:08 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 1-08-2011 10:11 AM (11 years ago)
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Negotiation on what ground? What is their mission/struggle in d 1st place? Rubbish.
Posted: at 1-08-2011 10:11 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- moniconyez at 1-08-2011 10:33 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: rolifaith on  1-08-2011 09:09 AM
rubbish, i hate abokis so much

hmmm Grin
Posted: at 1-08-2011 10:33 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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