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Don't NegotiateWith Boko Haram, Community Leader Warns FG

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A Leader of Hausa Community in Abia, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to jettison plans to dialogue with the Boko Haram group. Umaru, who is the Public Relations Officer of Northern Community in Abia, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in

 Umuahia on Sunday.
He said that dialoguing with the group would be counter-productive as it would explore the opportunity to re-organise and cause more havoc.

'Islamic religion does not preach the killing of human beings, anybody who kills in the name of Islam is not a true Muslim.

'In Islam, Allah tells us not to kill anybody and anybody who kills his fellow human being be it a Christian or Muslim, will go to hell fire straight,'' he said.

He said that members of the Boko Haram were aware that God condemns their activities in Nigeria, adding that unlike the Niger Delta militants, the group did not have genuine reason that would warrant government's attention.

'The Niger Delta militants' agitation was because of unfair treatment to the oil producing communities.

'The Federal Government asked them to drop arms, and then looked into their requests which led to the creation of Niger Delta Ministry, among other things.

'For the Boko Haram, they do not want to take advantage of the media to tell the world what their problems are, rather they continue to kill Christians and Muslims, they kill Igbos, Yorubas, and Hausas so their motive is evil,'' he said. NAN