Nairaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1237261 members, 1647533 topics. Date: Monday, 21 April 2014 at 02:22 PM

Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem (7520 Views)

Ultimate Solution To The Boko Haram Problem In Nigeria? / Boko Haram - Problem, Reaction, Solution / Jonathan Says Boko Haram Problem Is Not Beyond What He Can Manage (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (Reply) (Go Down)

Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by 4 Play(m): 8:28pm On May 31, 2011
However, the Yussuffiya problem gradually become a matter of serious concern to everybody in Borno state especially the ANPP government which the sect members promised not to forgive because of the brutal and unlawful killing of their leader. That the crisis is will come to end following the inauguration of a new government remains uncertain, justifying why many insist that the incoming government has to stand on its toes and handle the matter as follows:

Government should come out and make an open statement asking the sect members to come forward and dialogue with it with the view to ending the crisis. Government should pardon all Yusuffiya members who have left home during the crisis to come back and re-integrated with their immediate families without any harassment by security agents or ridiculing by members of the public.

Government should make a public statement on the killing of some prominent members of the sect, and sent letters of apology to their families and also make arrangement through legislation to pay compensation to the families of late Muhammed Yusuff, Baba Fugu Mohammed and Alhaji Buji Fai. It may also in the name peace take up the responsibility of the families of these people for at least the next ten years, their feeding, education etc. That all Yusuffiya members detained in prisons waiting to be prosecuted are set free in the name of peace and this should make the end of all arrest and detention issue.

Government should set up a committee to look into the issue of paying compensation to all those who were affected during the crisis both sect members, security personnel and members of the public. The committee should also look into the issue of reconstructing the destroyed mosque of the sect at Goni-Damagari in Jere Local Government Area. While government agrees to commit itself to peace, all members of the sect are expected to remain calm and ensure peace in the state.

Government should also allow the sect members to choose three persons as their Imams and deputy Imams and go about their preaching and activities peacefully without breeching peace, security and law and order. Sect members should submit to government; list of those to be compensated and the amount involved for approval by government and modalities for their compensation.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201105310962.html?page=2
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by lagerwhenindoubt(m): 9:33pm On May 31, 2011
Religious crisis is a simple matter to understand - quite straight-forward really, however resolving it is a hugely complicated matter as evidenced through history.

Government should come out and make an open statement asking the sect members to come forward and dialogue with it with the view to ending the crisis.

It is of critical importance recognize that no citizen who has breached of the Constitution and by virtue of the stance assumed will continue to, deserves the privilege that the Federal Government must stoop to dialogue with it. It is not unlike the US Government negotiating with Terrorists.
Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic society, If there is a matter that [b]wrongly [/b]marginalizes a certain ethnic or religious group then the matter should be put up dialogue and resolution. Boko Haram is strictly a Religious phenomenon that threatens Nigerian citizens of whom the Federal Government has provided Freedom and Protection  for under the Constitution. If the proposed approach is taken then every Machete-wielding zealot will demand attention from the Government. Nigeria must not be seen as "soft" on Ethnic/Religious crimes. people must learn to live/understand others. rather then demand preferential treatment and threaten isolation. Dialogue is necessary but Boko Haram must understand concession and compromise


Government should pardon all Yusuffiya members who have left home during the crisis to come back and re-integrated with their immediate families without any harassment by security agents or ridiculing by members of the public.

The impact of the crisis is not localized to Yusuffiya alone. the Nation as a whole has suffered unnecessary insecurity and negative international perception. If Yusuffiya refuse to exists within the provision of the Constitution. Integration without Assimilation is like forcing a fox to live with Hens. They must understand what the Law says and what the Constitution allows. If you cannot live your beliefs in peace on earth, perhaps Yusuffiya should relocate to Heaven where their purported ideals will have meaning.

Government should make a public statement on the killing of some prominent members of the sect, and sent letters of apology to their families and also make arrangement through legislation to pay compensation to the families of late Muhammed Yusuff, Baba Fugu Mohammed and Alhaji Buji Fai.

From all accounts (Unofficial Accounts) The Federal Government has reacted rashly and wrongly by engaging in extra-judicial killings of its citizens. Unfortunately FG will not recant its position, however they can make amends by understanding the Yusuffiya and her nuances and provide a point of contact with key leaders on a strategy for peaceful and tolerant existence in a multi-faceted society 

It may also in the name peace take up the responsibility of the families of these people for at least the next ten years, their feeding, education etc. That all Yusuffiya members detained in prisons waiting to be prosecuted are set free in the name of peace and this should make the end of all arrest and detention issue. Government should set up a committee to look into the issue of paying compensation to all those who were affected during the crisis both sect members, security personnel and members of the public.


In Federal Government Diplomacy; this will be a hard-rock to swallow. (even with lubrication) Imprisonment has stocked the fires of martyrdom, it will not kill whatever passion the Yusuffiya  hold to. it will only strengthen it with each passing day. Setting up Centers for skills acquisition/rehabilitation run by Yusuffiya members who understand the need for peaceful co-existence is what is immediately relevant. You cannot achieve closure with compensation, admittance of guilt and apologies. it will only confirm suspicions and re-affirm the Yusuffiya position as it is not a sustainable approach. it is a typical Nigerian "Settlement" It never lasts long

The committee should also look into the issue of reconstructing the destroyed mosque of the sect at Goni-Damagari in Jere Local Government Area. While government agrees to commit itself to peace, all members of the sect are expected to remain calm and ensure peace in the state.

If the FG re-constructs destroyed Mosques, then they must Churches. perhaps pagan shrines destroyed during the crisis. It is the Constitutional Duty of the Federal Government to Protect the Freedom of its citizens and keep the Peace by whatever means necessary. It is the duty of the citizens to enshrine Peace in Society. Yusuffiya is a Religions Sect and Religion is a personal matter that must not affect the public in a negative way.

Government should also allow the sect members to choose three persons as their Imams and deputy Imams and go about their preaching and activities peacefully without breaching peace, security and law and order. Sect members should submit to government; list of those to be compensated and the amount involved for approval by government and modalities for their compensation.

It is not the direct (forceful) responsibility of Federal Government to interfere in internal religious matters especially after a crisis of this magnitude. it is the responsibility of sect leaders to respect the provision of the constitution and act accordingly, should their beliefs demand relief outside the Constitution then whether they choose to or not, they are in breach of the Constitution and whatever they do will be construed as a threat to the peace of this Nation. They must approach avenues for raising issues that address their demands in a democratic fashion. not by Violence

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by violent(m): 9:43pm On May 31, 2011
Bullshyt!

effectively the article is suggesting that all those who killed hundreds of others in an unprovoked attack should be pardoned, compensated, and be allowed to roam freely like they did nothing wrong?  bullyshyt!

I wonder if the original writer of the article would have felt differently if he had lost a twin, father, daughter, wife, not only in the hands of animals but in such a gruelsome manner such that their skulls was flipped open, or their guts wrenched out with an axe!

Bullshyt!. . .People really ought to stop talking if they will eventually suggest the worst form of crap!

If an average Nigerian slaps another, it's called assault and might be locked up for several months, now a group of animals killed thousands of kids and adults alike and some low IQed writer feels the government should pardon them for the sake of peace?  bullshyt!. . .how do we know they wont do it again?


Okay, enough of my rant. . .dammit!

Here's my recommended solution, the government should infiltrate the northern surbubs with hundreds of well trained intelligent undercover Police officers, these officers are to mingle freely to covertly investigate  the Boko Haram ring.  Extremist found guilty should be silently killed one by one and buried in unknown graves. . . . . .
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by samdigo(m): 2:57am On Jun 01, 2011
same way they sold the Muhammad yusuf problem, blow it up
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Nobody: 3:00am On Jun 01, 2011
Abeg abeg abeg, what happened to quick solutions like "grenades"?
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Toaskarity(m): 5:06am On Jun 01, 2011
CRAP! CRAP! CRAP! INFACT THE WRITER DESERVE A KNOCK ON THE HEAD!
THEY ARE LUCKY THE PRESIDENTS NAME(EBERE) AFFECTS THE MAN!!!
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by gacha: 6:34am On Jun 01, 2011
The original writer of this article must have his/her brain examined. That a religious sect should raise up and cause mayhem and then get settlement again ! The settlement even proposed by this God-knows-who writer is even outrageous and hillarious . . . . .even corpers killed in the line of serving the fatherland didn't get that much.

Solution, hmmmmmmmm, i think i like the idea of the guy that talked about undercover police ! grin
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by joeyfire(m): 7:26am On Jun 01, 2011
The boko haram group is a well organised and funded group. At times the precision and planning of their hits makes it clear that there are military minds with knowledge of how to foment insurgency who are pulling the strings of the almajiris. I'm sure we havent forgotten the ammo and 100,000 or so camouflage uniforms intercepted by the sss in the build up to the election. To tackle these guys , find out where money for the ak47's and bombs is coming from and flood the flashpoint cities with undercover operatives. Also the armed forces need to keep tabs on their ex personnel because the matter serious no be small
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Konnekt(m): 7:51am On Jun 01, 2011
Here's my recommended solution, the government should infiltrate the northern surbubs with hundreds of well trained intelligent undercover Police officers, these officers are to mingle freely to covertly investigate the Boko Haram ring. Extremist found guilty should be silently killed one by one and buried in unknown graves. . . . . .

Good idea.
What the government need is to beaf up[b] security[/b] in the Boko prone zones. They need to do that asap to stop this ill-fated menace.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by adamabdul: 7:54am On Jun 01, 2011
All their members in prison have been executed that is why they said they wil not dialogue
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by icemann: 8:22am On Jun 01, 2011
I think dialog with them and figure out what their problem is.
Fighting with them would only make the imams capitalize on the anti Christianity talk they give their followers
And that would spiral a new war front like jos and more People would enlist in the Rebellion
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Akpuoru: 8:56am On Jun 01, 2011
I wish Abacha was still alive
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by oiseworld: 9:16am On Jun 01, 2011
they should be tried legally in the sharia court, and be dully amputated according to islamic rite
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by haka_nai(m): 9:18am On Jun 01, 2011
funny enough does suggesting under cover,dont know our security operatives as being compromised by sentiments that are ethno-religious.
You can't imagine that security operatives in Nigeria go to a place of worship to inform the worshipers about government secrets.
We will or can recount several instances,Real-time!such an individual has being compromised as far as SECRET and FG security policy for national interest is concerned.
If someone, meant to keep quiet or manage security challenges happen to go instigating or disclosing FG secrets what else?Where such a personal feels he/she is doing his church,pastor,imam,mosque,tribe or family a favor.So when does he begin to look at others,who are not among his favored?So the question is how many undercover agents will resist the temptation of blowing there covers and that of others for the sake of selfish belongings rather than national interest.
Do you know to spy in a church,the best candidate would be a fellow christian with national interest at heart.Possibly a member of same church!But i tell you if you were to that,the agent would quietly go to the pastor and say you are being watched.The option of putting someone to pose as someone he is not is typically rare.because from a distance you could sense the difference in most cases.It's possible but far more difficult in Nigeria.
Nigeria National security needs serious overhaul.More than 80 percent needs to change.A serious need for orientation,training and equipping.Having a large number that is grossly ineffective is useless.You can cut the numbers but they must be efficient.such that once tasked you know its as good as done period.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by haka_nai(m): 9:21am On Jun 01, 2011
oiseworld:

they should be tried legally in the sharia court, and be dully amputated according to islamic rite

Guy its not amputation in this case its an eye for an eye! such that if he has killed somebody then he would be killed same way! wink
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by blacklion(m): 9:24am On Jun 01, 2011
OBJ and UMYA paying bribes and according VIP treatment to some criminals in the Niger Delta who were masquerading as 'militants' not only detracted from addressing the fundamental problems but has also created a bad precedent.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Lagos_Boi: 9:37am On Jun 01, 2011
@violent

you are completely wrong, The first solution to this kind to conflict is for the govt to come to terms and talk with the extremist, They are humans and besides they are Nigerians just as we are, they have families too and loved ones who have already been killed by the govt. I am not justifying the fact that they have killed innocent people too, But if the govt continue to kill them they will for sure get stronger, their families and friends will join the extremism.

The more boko haram you kill the more violence you cause on your people, It happened in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries where they pursue terrorists. Terrorism is an ideology and it spreads more when you kill their people in the name of hunting them.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by juman(m): 10:23am On Jun 01, 2011
Hope, this issue will not escalate to the extent of breaking the country.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by violent(m): 10:37am On Jun 01, 2011
Lagos_Boi:

@violent

you are completely wrong, The first solution to this kind to conflict is for the govt to come to terms and talk with the extremist, They are humans and besides they are Nigerians just as we are, they have families too and loved ones who have already been killed by the govt. I am not justifying the fact that they have killed innocent people too, But if the govt continue to kill them they will for sure get stronger, their families and friends will join the extremism.

The more boko haram you kill the more violence you cause on your people, It happened in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries where they pursue terrorists. Terrorism is an ideology and it spreads more when you kill their people in the name of hunting them.

I puked when i got to the part you mentioned they are humans. . .bullshyt!!!

This is not a conflict, this is not a group of people fighting for a certain reasonable cause, this is a bunch of animals breaking the law.  They don't deserve a right to life, they don't deserve to sleep when they have murdered sleep themself.

If their families join extremism, the government should kill their families too, till the very last blood of em. . . .their genes ought to be completely wiped out of the gene pool if possible. . . .there's always an elastic point and there's always a breaking point, all the feds simply have to do is identify their breaking points and push past it. . . .  .it doesn't matter how many are killed in the process.

And when i mean killed, it doesn't neccesarily have to be a public style execution. . . .it's a process where a Boko Haram member wakes up on a monday morning, only to find out that half of his leaders have dissapered into locations unknown
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by aminu150(m): 10:59am On Jun 01, 2011
Whats wrong wit you guys saying there shouldn't be dialogue. No security agent is capable of bringing this crisis to an end because this people are difficult to differentiate from ordinary citizens. since The Niger delta militants were called for dialogue why not Boko Haram?
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by reindeer: 11:04am On Jun 01, 2011
Buhari did not dialogue with maitatsine in the 80s.
Let GEJ grow a pair and do what needs to be done.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Jimmy Boy: 11:13am On Jun 01, 2011
These bombings are being perpetrated by Nothern elements who have refused to come into terms with the fact that A Southerner will become president just midway into Late president Yaradua's tenure.

If we really reflect back, we will observed that these things started when it became apparent that Jonathan will emerge as PDP's presidential candidate.

The Boko Haram toga is a smoke screen, a typical Boko Haram operative will use Cutlasses,Bow & Arrow and conventional Gun, not handling remote controled explosives.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by remmydada(m): 11:24am On Jun 01, 2011
@aminu150 the niger delta militant are fighting for a just cause but the boko haram people are fighting for nothing just kiling innocent people they need to be wiped out islam does not preach violence it says live in peace with our neighbour
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by omoekoni(m): 1:02pm On Jun 01, 2011
nuke them all!!
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by juman(m): 1:13pm On Jun 01, 2011
omoekoni:

nuke them all!!

Habah. grin grin
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by juman(m): 1:20pm On Jun 01, 2011
The government should talk with their LEADERS.

And both side should compromise and make concrete decision.

Sending the Brothers to jail is like sending them to course, the government is giving them grade. grin
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by omoekoni(m): 1:22pm On Jun 01, 2011
Habah.

we dont need this sort of nonsense in Nigeria at this time in history. We have more important things to face like reviving the economy. Some silly uneducated, uncivilized, animals what to start terrorism. Abeg, Mr Presido, nuke them all!! we can only think of human rights when you are dealing with humans but this boko fools are animals, so the international community wont ask questions. just drop one on their location, case closed.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by ~Bluetooth: 1:23pm On Jun 01, 2011
Send them to iraq and afghanistan where they can maximize their suicide bombing potentials.freaking terrorists
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by Muktar05(m): 2:19pm On Jun 01, 2011
We need sensible solutions that will bring peace to the country if not the result will affect many if not all Nigerians. Take a look of a one solution by Aboki pls
''THEY ARE LUCKY THE PRESIDENTS
NAME(EBERE) AFFECTS THE MAN!!!''
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by juman(m): 3:04pm On Jun 01, 2011
Muktar05:

We need sensible solutions that will bring peace to the country if not the result will affect many if not all Nigerians. Take a look of a one solution by Aboki pls
''THEY ARE LUCKY THE PRESIDENTS
NAME(EBERE) AFFECTS THE MAN!!!''


Boko Haram is a very serious issue.

The Brothers have been progressing in the way they attack. Hmmmmm. Real problem.

An active islamic movement in a democratic country, in a country that consists of many nations that are not happy been together.

They stakeholder in the North should work with the government to find way out before the problem consume the nation.
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by mbulela: 3:15pm On Jun 01, 2011
That is a very funny article posted by the OP.
This issue will not be resolved until the govt grows some balls and applies the law fully and fairly.
If you kill, you are prosecuted and you go to jail,probably for life.
All these senseless panels of enquiries will yield nothing.
you don't need a prophet to tell you that this thing will persist as long as the govt seeks political solutions.
That was how Obasonjo concoted a political solution to Sharia and he was hailed as a genius.Yet these things are offshoots of the political sharia implemented in the north.
Hold their leaders accountable.
How can you negotiate with terrorists?
Let the full weight of the law visit them.Not all these arrest today,bail tomorrow.
if they cannot live within the confines of the constitution they should migrate elsewhere.
Finished and Klaar!!
Re: Some Sensible Ideas On How To Solve The Boko Haram Problem by russellino: 3:22pm On Jun 01, 2011
Dialogue will not work. These Boko Haram guys have one mission and that is to destroy the existing western style establishment and replace it with a sharia oriented government. The threat is worse than what many people can imagine. Governor Sheriff was actually approached by an ex- member of his cabinet to join them.  imagine the calibre of some of the members. There are also strong feelers that the security agencies have been compromised so where do we start from. GEJ had better take them seriously o !

(0) (1) (Reply)

#occupy Nigeria Protesters Were Attacked By Police Overnight In Abuja / Igbos Unite For 2015 Presidency / Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Life And Work Profile

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See Nairalist and How To Advertise
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.