We’ll go to war if Boko Haram is granted amnesty – JRC

A Niger Delta-based group, the Joint Revolutionary Council, has called for the deposition of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, for demanding for amnesty for members of dreaded sect, Boko Haram.
JRC, in a statement by its spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte, also said that unless the killing of Nigerians by Boko Haram is stopped and the people of the Niger Delta allowed to control and benefit from the oil explored from their soil, they would go to war against the Nigerian state.
Whyte said that the demand by Abubakar for amnesty for Boko Haram showed he had lost leadership of the Islamic faith in Nigeria.
The statement said: “From the Sultan of Sokoto, who, as leader of Muslims and the Islamic faith in the Nigerian state, and without any shame, preferred to undermine himself and join the band of failed Northern leaders to demand for Amnesty for the blood sucking human-hating infidels who today parade Northern Nigeria under the label of Boko Haram.
“The Sultan, in calling for amnesty, has shown that he has lost the leadership of the Islamic faith in the Nigerian State. He should be deposed immediately.
“To strengthen that shame on Northern elites, the likes of Aminu Masari (who ate from the palms of former Governor Peter Odili), Nuhu Ribadu, Professor Ango Abdullahi (a former University don) as well as some former members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who are now stakeholders of the Northern Elders Forum, have also lend their voices to the call for Amnesty for the Islamist extremist movement that has killed more than 400 Christians through bombing of churches, straight-faced slitting of the throats of Christian faithfuls while they attended church programmes etc.”
The JRC said an end must come to the activities of Boko Haram immediately, adding: “Boko Haram or whatever names they append to themselves, has killed enough men, women and children. They have murdered in cold and hot blood far more soldiers and officers of the Nigeria police than any other insurgency in the history of the Nigerian State.
“There are families who will never recover from the wickedness and murderous treachery that Boko Haram has visited on them.
“The blood of all those who Boko Haram has so viciously and satanically killed will be on all those who today call for Amnesty. Boko Haram represents the fullness of filthiness of the earth. If Boko Haram is given amnesty, we declare amnesty for the Niger Delta as null and void and we shall go to war first with the Nigerian state and then, all the Northern leaders who support that evil cause and then those who have acquired billions in investment in the Niger Delta. We will spare none of them.”
The JRC said the amnesty granted to Niger Delta militants was a way of distracting them from the more serious issue of the development of the Niger Delta.
It demanded for the fast tracking of the development of the Niger Delta, adding: “The Nigerian state, with or without (President Goodluck) Jonathan, will not believe what will happen when we turn the cart. What belongs to Caesar must be given to Caesar. Nothing more, Nothing less.”