Sunday, 11 August 2013

Reason why the ceasing of fire between Federal Gov't and Boko Haram failed

Tanimu Turaki
Tanimu Turaki

The ceasefire deal between the Federal Government and the two proscribed Islamic dreaded groups: Boko Haram and Ansaru has placed the Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki on the edge of integrity. Saturday Vanguard’s LEVINUS NWABUGHIOGU analyses the inconsistencies in the handling of groups as submitted by some Nigerians.
He seems determined to succeed. Apparently, he  wants to carve a niche for himself by stamping his footprints on the sands of Nigerian history.
The history is that anytime the story of Boko Haram will be told in the future, his name must be mentioned as the man who did the magic of successfully helping the Nigerian State under the Presidency of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan to stop the dreadful insurgency and restore peace in the country.
But obviously, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, the Minister of Special Duties and Chairman, Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of security challenges in the North otherwise called Boko Haram Amnesty Committee is a man who deserves the collective sympathy of all Nigerians.
Reason: the man appears not to be so lucky. Each time, he sets out to carry out the assignment given to him by the presidency; he gets struck down by one unfortunate incident or another.
More unfortunate, as it were, is the fact that even his “people”, the Boko Haramists always disown him thereby trapping him in the middle of a hopeless and hapless situation.
Notably, Alhaji Turaki fully came into limelight when he was made the Head of the mediatory Committee between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram Islamic Sect on April 22, 2013.
His mandate included fathoming amnesty modalities for the members of the dreaded group. But no sooner had an elated Turaki set to do the work than he suffered a dirty blow.

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