Former Governor of Borno, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff
The dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram has said it is willing to cease all hostilities and attacks if the federal government arrests former Governor of Borno, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and meet its other demands.
These demands include compensation to all the families of their members that were not killed in the battle field from 2009 to date including their leader Mohammed Yusuf, the release of all their members that were not captured in battle by the government as well as reconstructing their place of worship (Markas Ibn Taimiyyah) in Maiduguri and the freedom to practice their religion as they used to do before.
The sect made the demands at a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno State Thursday afternoon saying they will give both the federal government and the Borno State government time to act and that during such time they will not be directly or indirectly involved in any attack and that anybody that attacks or kills during that period is not their member and that there would not be such instruction from their leadership.
The sect’s representative, one Abu Abdul’aziz said they will lay down their arms but not surrender them during the unspecified window period, which they define as “a time government demonstrates sincere commitment to everlasting peace.”
Details to follow…