Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has reacted to a plea made to Boko Haram and Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) by the Nigerian Army.
The army had called on the terrorists to put down their weapons and embrace peace, saying an end to the war is in sight.
General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulwahad Eyitayo made the plea at a party organised for journalists by the Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday where he said no one, including the military, was happy with the bloodshed, as he called on the remnants of the terrorist organisation to take advantage of the amnesty and repent without further delay.
Eyitayo said, “We are not here for bloodletting, no one is happy that people are dying. Some of them (the insurgents) listen to the media, so it is good for us to appeal to them through the media to avoid violence, come forward to ask for forgiveness and reconciliation.”
Reacting, Kanu tweeted, “Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“And after reconciliation, they will be rehabilitated, recruited into the Army & sent to the South to ‘shoot to kill’. Now you see why I keep calling it a TERRORIST army.”
“Nigerian Army BEGS Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation.
“Since when has the Nigerian Army resorted to begging murderers, killers and terrorists? How have the mighty fallen!” he tweeted.