Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists

Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists

ABUJA — Nigeria's government signalled Saturday they had held some form of talks with Islamist militants waging a deadly insurgency, but its statement was vague and the extremists have repeatedly ruled out dialogue.

altThe statement from Information Minister Labaran Maku came with the country on high alert ahead of Eid celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, with warnings that fresh attacks could occur.

It was issued in response to a news report this week claiming that a purported spokesman for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram said direct talks were underway with the government.

The statement from the Boko Haram "spokesman" was given to a reporter in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the report said, which is not the usual way the group communicates with journalists.

"The federal government welcomes any initiative that will usher in peace, security and tranquillity in the country, especially in the light of the security challenges that we have faced in the last two years," the government statement said.

"In this context, we welcome the statement by (Boko Haram) acknowledging that they have been in contact with the federal government through its representatives and have started negotiations with the objective of reaching a final solution to this crisis."

Maku was asked about the reported dialogue earlier in the week and said he could not confirm it.

A previous attempt at dialogue earlier this year broke down when a mediator quit over leaks to the media and a spokesman for what is believed to be the main faction of Boko Haram said the government could not be trusted.

The main faction of the group has accused the government of using propaganda to discredit it and has repeatedly ruled out further dialogue.

Nigeria's recently appointed National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, a prominent figure in the country's mainly Muslim north, has spoken of dialogue through local institutions, including religious leaders.

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 1,400 deaths since 2010 in the northern and central regions of Africa's most populous nation.



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Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Superego posted on 08-18-2012, 12:21:59 PM
These r not the real questions, I'll help ya out.
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If this story is true, it raises some interesting questions.
1) Is freedom of religion in Nigeria negotiable?
Every nation and people in history negotiate with those who wage war against them. Bar none in history. US pays Taliban salaries/month, pays alqaeda and Nigeria of recent to note- negotiated with MEND terrorists.


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BH has persitently maintained that its mission is to islamize the entire nation. How can this be negotiated?
That is what negotiation means, you give in some, I give in some, they did not say- concession. They may offer better life for the current Muslims and better welfare from the poorest territories in the Nation, and better access to their choice education around the world, as Muslim Yaradua offered MEND terrorists, so they do not drop religion for atheism, the popular trend of humans world wide for a start. Who is serious of converting all, when he can't even keep those he has.

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2) Are they negotiating terms for GEJ conversion or resignation?
Concession, it is not a victory talk for BOKO, it is a negotiation. Goodness. U so juvenile, it's rather cute

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3) Are those, who promised the nation a blood-bath if GEJ became President, having a change of mind?
If u really believe that this is what was meant by the promise, and that Buhari is behind boko, then u are more than merely juvenile. Nothin more need be sed of this most childish statement. Boko abound long before GEJ became president and they raised their ugly head for Muslim Yaradua who cut their neck as GEJ their padi can not. Boko was making Nigeria ungovernable for Muslim Yaradua too! On whose command? Yours?

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4) Does the Senator, currently on trial for terrorism-related charges, have a role in this? After all, he is performing the Lesser Haj.
Hmm...great question. The guys above may pay for his head too.

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Hope with time, the terms of negotiation will be made public. The bottom line is that the North has paid a heavy price for mixing politics with religion in a secular nation.
Religion is already mixed. Why do I have cjhristian sun-god-day off and jewish sabbath off and my Muslim friday and traditional Thursday are not the days off?

Why do I wake up to christian solar gregorian calendar everyday instead of my lunar calendar as is used in ME and China?


U so cute bro.
Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Enyi posted on 08-18-2012, 13:41:12 PM
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These r not the real questions, I'll help ya out. Every nation and people in history negotiate with those who wage war against them. Bar none in history. US pays Taliban salaries/month, pays alqaeda and Nigeria of recent to note- negotiated with MEND terrorists.


That is what negotiation means, you give in some, I give in some, they did not say- concession. They may offer better life for the current Muslims and better welfare from the poorest territories in the Nation, and better access to their choice education around the world, as Muslim Yaradua offered MEND terrorists, so they do not drop religion for atheism, the popular trend of humans world wide for a start. Who is serious of converting all, when he can't even keep those he has.

Concession, it is not a victory talk for BOKO, it is a negotiation. Goodness. U so juvenile, it's rather cute

If u really believe that this is what was meant by the promise, and that Buhari is behind boko, then u are more than merely juvenile. Nothin more need be sed of this most childish statement. Boko abound long before GEJ became president and they raised their ugly head for Muslim Yaradua who cut their neck as GEJ their padi can not. Boko was making Nigeria ungovernable for Muslim Yaradua too! On whose command? Yours?

Hmm...great question. The guys above may pay for his head too.

Religion is already mixed. Why do I have cjhristian sun-god-day off and jewish sabbath off and my Muslim friday and traditional Thursday are not the days off?

Why do I wake up to christian solar gregorian calendar everyday instead of my lunar calendar as is used in ME and China?


U so cute bro.

Thanks for appreciating that I am juvenile and childish. Thanks also for your profound knowledge of history. But tell me, Mr. Adult, when did the Allied Forces negotiate with the Nazis? When did Peru negotiate with Shining Path? Has US negotiated with Al-Qaeda? Did Japan negotiate with the Red Brigade? In your self deception, you are unable to apprecitae the simple fact that certain issues are not negotiable. For avoidance of any doubt, the multi-religious character of Nigeria is not subject to any negotiation. Unless you know what others do not know, BH has not publicly demanded better life for the "current Muslims". It is illogical to compare MEND with BH, but then you are free to say whatever you like.
Where was Buhari's name mentioned in my post? The last part of your post is just hogwash and I shall not dignify it with any comment.
[News and Features] Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists
NNS/AFP posted on 08-18-2012, 15:07:16 PM
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Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists
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ABUJA — Nigeria's government signalled Saturday they had held some form of talks with Islamist militants waging a deadly insurgency, but its statement was vague and the extremists have repeatedly ruled out dialogue.

user posted imageThe statement from Information Minister Labaran Maku came with the country on high alert ahead of Eid celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, with warnings that fresh attacks could occur.

It was issued in response to a news report this week claiming that a purported spokesman for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram said direct talks were underway with the government.

The statement from the Boko Haram "spokesman" was given to a reporter in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the report said, which is not the usual way the group communicates with journalists.

"The federal government welcomes any initiative that will usher in peace, security and tranquillity in the country, especially in the light of the security challenges that we have faced in the last two years," the government statement said.

"In this context, we welcome the statement by (Boko Haram) acknowledging that they have been in contact with the federal government through its representatives and have started negotiations with the objective of reaching a final solution to this crisis."

Maku was asked about the reported dialogue earlier in the week and said he could not confirm it.

A previous attempt at dialogue earlier this year broke down when a mediator quit over leaks to the media and a spokesman for what is believed to be the main faction of Boko Haram said the government could not be trusted.

The main faction of the group has accused the government of using propaganda to discredit it and has repeatedly ruled out further dialogue.

Nigeria's recently appointed National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, a prominent figure in the country's mainly Muslim north, has spoken of dialogue through local institutions, including religious leaders.

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 1,400 deaths since 2010 in the northern and central regions of Africa's most populous nation.

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Re: Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists
Igboamaeze posted on 08-18-2012, 15:54:35 PM
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Dialogue of the deaf, dumb and daft...
Re: Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists
Emj posted on 08-18-2012, 15:56:08 PM
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The statement from Information Minister Labaran Maku came with the country on high alert ahead of Eid celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, with warnings that fresh attacks could occur.

It was issued in response to a news report this week claiming that a purported spokesman for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram said direct talks were underway with the government.

The statement from the Boko Haram \\"spokesman\\" was given to a reporter in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the report said, which is not the usual way the group communicates with journalists.

\\"The federal government welcomes any initiative that will usher in peace, security and tranquillity in the country, especially in the light of the security challenges that we have faced in the last two years,\\" the government statement said.

\\"In this context, we welcome the statement by (Boko Haram) acknowledging that they have been in contact with the federal government through its representatives and have started negotiations with the objective of reaching a final solution to this crisis.\\"

Maku was asked about the reported dialogue earlier in the week and said he could not confirm it.



This is just so retarded......sighs.....what in zachari's name is going on here.
Certain characters that are meant to be in detention went on lesser hajj and others followed sooth...then enter the dragon BH deputy/vice speaking from that location....what do this clowns take Nigerians for.

I just cant wrap my head around animals in human clothing that fire rockets to destroy places and people in North Africa...take a good look at all this stupid/senseless conflicts...the amount of damage done boggles the mind....very mindless acts.
(Take all the weapons away and fight...they cant..bloody cowards)...

Oh i forget, they have no mind.

Never mind......sighs
Re: Nigeria's government signals talks with Islamists
DaBishop posted on 08-18-2012, 16:31:47 PM
Having made najeriya ungovernable, they now force a clueful government to negotiate terms of peace. What may those be?

1. Muslim chief of security - done

2. muslim head of military - being contemplated

3. Muslim head of CBN must not be fired

4. Muslim head of NNPC

5. Muslim head of Government

6. Muslim Head of Service

7. Muslim contractors who do nothing

8. Allow them to Implement Shariah the way they deem fit, the constitution and law be blanked..

9. Release all the captured murderers inclusive of the negotiator

10. What part of the balls have they left out crushing???

We feed them at N1 billion/year for this?

crapola!
Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Superego posted on 08-18-2012, 16:55:48 PM
MEND did not get their demands neither. That's negotiations. US negotiates with al-qaeda everyday.
Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Bill Carson posted on 08-18-2012, 17:26:18 PM
Poor GEJ, the rope that hanged Ken Saro Wiwa is waiting to hang GEJ.

You don't negotiate with Religious terrorist, you first defeat them militarily then give them a face saving route out.
Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Superego posted on 08-18-2012, 17:44:16 PM
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Poor GEJ, the rope that hanged Ken Saro Wiwa is waiting to hang GEJ.

You don't negotiate with Religious terrorist, you first defeat them militarily then give them a face saving route out.


Ah, Yaradua will tell u, oh, God bless is memory.

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Flashback: How President Yaradua Dealt With Boko Haram in 2009

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Read more: http://newsrescue.com/recollecting-president-yaradua-dealt-boko-haram-2009/#ixzz23wMqBosC



What u sed is what GEJ did. They have hammered them in Borno/Yobe, and this is the face saver.

To ter u d truth. It looks like some of u don't want Boko to end. U want it to continue so much and u always predict impossibility of settlement, so much it seems u have vested interests in Boko's continued carnage almost to patriotism levels. Hmmm Biafra zionist bloody secessionists?
Re: Fg,boko haram in secret off-shore peace talks!
Bill Carson posted on 08-18-2012, 18:06:09 PM
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Ah, Yaradua will tell u, oh, God bless is memory.




What u sed is what GEJ did. They have hammered them in Borno/Yobe, and this is the face saver.

To ter u d truth. It looks like some of u don't want Boko to end. U want it to continue so much and u always predict impossibility of settlement, so much it seems u have vested interests in Boko's continued carnage almost to patriotism levels. Hmmm Biafra zionist bloody secessionists?


Yaradua was already dead by 2009, his supporters were just perambulating his effigy. When are you going back to your country, you bloody Kenke loving Ghanaian?
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