Boko Haram: FG considering how to respond to ceasefire
The Federal Government said yesterday that it identifies and welcomes the cease-fire broadcast by the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, and is contemplating how to reply to it.
Vice President Namadi Sambo speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State, the warm bed of the sect’s insurgency said government will manage all inside its power to refurbish calm to all localities influenced by the Boko Haram crisis.
“We welcome the cease-fire offer broadcast lately by the Boko Haram assembly and we will manage everything as a government to glimpse that we accomplish a lasting calm in Nigeria,” Sambo notified reporters.
“That is why the federal government is gravely conferring on the best set about to handle the cease-fire offer,” he added.
Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz had previous acquainted reporters furthermore in Maiduguri that the assembly acquiesced to put down arms on the status that its members were set free from prisons. He said the sect made the conclusion after meetings with the Borno State government.
However, hours after the cease-fire was broadcast, the Joint Military Task Force, supported by helicopter gunships, raided two Boko Haram bivouacs in Borno and slain 17 of their terrorists in gunfights, while one officer was slain in the clashes on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, Sagir Musa, representative for the force, said in Borno.