Hostages Death: England Vows to Fish out Killers
*Italy, Greece confirm report, deny rescue attempt
*Search for French family of seven intensifies
Britain has condemned the killing of seven expatriates by the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist sect, Ansaru.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the killings, describing it as “an act of pure, cold-blooded murder”.
Britain vowed to work with the Federal Government “to hold the perpetrators of this heinous act to account.”
Italy, Greece and Britain also yesterday confirmed the killing of the seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month in Bauchi State. Add a comment
As the declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan foreclosing amnesty for Boko Haram sect members over their failure to embrace dialogue continues to generate mixed reactions in the North, some leaders of the region have agreed with the position of President Goodluck Jonathan that it would be difficult to grant state pardon to a faceless group.
The leaders, who spoke in an interview with our correspondent in reaction to the President’s declaration in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, include ex-President Shehu Shagari’s Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, and onetime governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita.
They all agreed that amnesty to the sect was inevitable if the raging gun conflict fostered by them would come to an end, but insisted that there must be physical contact between the government and the sect leadership that would pave the way for dialogue, leading to possible amnesty. Add a comment
It has now been revealed that the anti-air craft shoulder fired weapons seized from insurgents in Maiduguri over the weekend was to be used to shoot down President Goodluck Jonathan's plane as he flew into Maiduguri. Add a comment
Former military president Gen. Ibrahim BadamasiBabagida, yesterday clearedthe air on his supported for the emergence of All Progressive Congress (APC). He said, “If there is one party state, because the smaller parties don’t have the strength, then there will be a lot of impunity, a lot of lawlessness.”
Asked whether he would run for the presidency in 2015, hereplied: “No, no, no; I am out of 2015.”
Gen. Babangida, who spoke on Kaduna-based radio programme Liberty Radio monitored by our correspondent, said two-party system was good for Nigeria.
“I am a firm believer of two-party system and I also studied the emergence of political parties in this country immediately after independence and it showed that this country will be heading for a two- party system.You heard about the national alliance, parties coming from the north aligning with those from the south, NEPU aligning with NCNC and so it started again during ShehuShagari time. Add a comment
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