It is now an open news, that Boko Haram handlers are desperately seeking peace deals with the Federal government. The big question of course is, what would be the terms of such a deal? Obviously, the least Boko Haram (BH) could ask for, even if it drops its demand that we all must be their slaves, would be that their prisoners be released. With all the efforts to compare the situation with the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta, it won’t be any surprise if a hefty financial demand is also brought into the bargain.
Now that would be utterly suicidal for any sensible government. If anybody thinks Christians’ refusal to be provoked into reprisals over the scores of lives wickedly terminated in the name of Allah, means the deaths were not painful and could be glossed over in order to buy supposed peace, that fellow will be making a grave mistake.
Though refraining from fighting evil with evil, Christians are certainly fighting – and are winning! With our prayers, severely compromised state machinery is working again; and against all odds, BH is fizzling out. The call for “peace” from BH is nothing but a confirmation of the desperate strait it is in. All it seeks is a breather so it can go re-gather steam. It is obvious that the insurrection is designed to last till the next presidential election in 2015!
To summarise our position: there is nothing wrong with talking peace with BH. Whether the insurrection is crushed on the field or on the table, it makes no difference – as long as the snake loses its head. What will never be accepted is anyone trying to ask that justice not be applied to the terrorists apprehended. Anyone who tries to test that ground will find the full weight of the Force that is humiliating BH turned against his personal life and family –leader or no leader. You can ask Korah and company (Num 16 ), Sennacherib (2 Chr 32:21) or Herod (Acts 12:21-24 ) if you ever come across any of them!
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