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Don’t compare N-Delta agitation to Boko Haram – Ijaw youths

Emma Amaize
& Bulou Kosin

WARRI- IJAW youths in Delta, Edo and Ondo states, weekend, urged Nigerians to stop comparing Niger-Delta agitators with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, saying both groups have no similar ideology.

The youths, who held a zonal congress at Arogbo community, Ondo state, under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Western zone, in a communiqué issued at their meeting, also urged the Federal Government not to buckle to pressure to grant official pardon to Boko Haram members.

According to the communiqué, signed by the chairman, secretary and information officer, Comrades Preye Okaba, Friday Atigbi and Oweikeye Endoro respectively, “, “Congress condemns the activities of Boko Haram in strong terms and holds that there is no basis for comparison, as some have done, of the Muslim group with Niger Delta combatants fighting over the criminal neglect of the region by the Nigerian government/nation that feeds fat from its resources”.

“Should the Federal Government kowtow to calls for amnesty for Boko Haram, the funds accruing from the Niger Delta oil should never be contemplated to facilitate such amnesty programme”, the statement warned.

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  • Please Wale! Guys like you, YES YOU WALE! Are as bad as Boko Haram because you are never otcejbive. Where the heck did you get this stupid notion that Boko haram are killing southerners in the north? What is it about this Boko Haram madness you fail to understand? Don’t you know that by far, majority of their victims are Muslims from the north? And if you are talking about terrorism in Muslim country alone then you need a serious lesson in history. Maybe 1st WW and 2nd WW where non Muslims killed themselves in millions can be our first topic.Please hold on to your not so intelligent comments to yourself, this is a platform where objectivity and intellect are welcomed, thank you.