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Group Cautions FG On Amnesty, Calls For Special Courts To Try Terrorists

By Funke Busari/Abuja

The Congress for Equality and Change has urged the Federal Government to ensure that the issue of the proposed amnesty for members of Boko Haram is not left in the realm of speculation or ambiguity but rather deliberate steps be taken to ensure that it does not constitute an incentive for unpatriotic elements or groups to cash on to perpetrate criminality and seek refuge in amnesty.

The Congress also urged the Federal Government to ensure that there is a wider stakeholder consultation in arriving at the modalities expected to articulate the necessary preconditions to grant amnesty.

These were contained in a communiqué issued at the end of  an emergency meeting of the Congress for Equality and Change convened by its National Leader, Chief Dr. Edwin Clark in Abuja.

The Congress also urged the Federal Government to establish Special Courts for the speedy prosecution of terrorists and their sponsors to serve as a deterrent to others.

It also called on the security agents to ensure the speedy identification, arrest and prosecution of the sponsors of the acts of terrorism.

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