The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, popularly called Boko Haram, which has been responsible for unleashing terror on the land and killing innocent Nigerians and foreigners alike, has asked the federal and Borno State governments to compensate its leadership, members and families of its dead members, as a major condition to sustain the one-week-old ceasefire it announced last Monday.
Information Nigeria learnt that the sect’s demand for monetary
compensation, which will reportedly cost both the federal and Borno
State governments a minimum of N26 billion, has already been acceded to
by the Borno State government, which has been most affected by the
activities of the Islamist sect.
The amount, it was gathered, could be higher or even lower depending
on the total number of the sect members that have been extra-judicially
killed by government security forces. According to a highly placed
source, “the money being demanded by the sect leaders, they claim they
will use it to compensate themselves, their members for all their
losses, especially their houses, cars and businesses that have been
destroyed by government.