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The Arewa Consultative Forum's Surprising Stand On the Reintegration of Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists

The apex socio-cultural organization representing the interests of ethnic nationalities in northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), recently took what many Nigerians consider a surprising stand on the federal government's reintegration policy for repentant Boko Haram terrorists. In the body’s typical style, it gave a direct and brutally frank verdict on the policy.

  11 months ago ago
The Arewa Consultative Forum's Surprising Stand On the Reintegration of Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists

SOCIETY

Two Things That May Happen If The Government Should Punish Repentant Boko Haram Like ACF Suggests

According to a report from Daily Post, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Tuesday, in Kaduna, urged the federal government to prosecute Boko Haram members who have repented or surrendered. (Photo used for illustration only. Photo credit: Arewa Consultative Forum)

  1 year ago ago
Two Things That May Happen If The Government Should Punish Repentant Boko Haram Like ACF Suggests

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Ogbeh Condemns Igboho's Agitation For Yoruba Nation, Gunmen Kill Five In Plateau

Audu Ogbeh condemns Igboho's agitation for Yoruba nation Photo Credit: Punch The Pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum has kicked against reintegrating repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society. The National Chairman of the Northern body, Audu Ogbeh, said that repentant Boko Haram members are no different from the Igbohos or ESN members and therefore should be prosecuted for the crimes committed against fellow Nigerians.

  1 year ago ago
Today's Headlines: Ogbeh Condemns Igboho's Agitation For Yoruba Nation, Gunmen Kill Five In Plateau

MILITARY

OPINION: Northern Elite Should Follow the Example of Gov Bagudu of Kebbi State to Fight Terrorism

I stumbled on a news story that said that Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Bagudu, on Thursday, September 2, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the armed bandits terrorizing the nation as terrorists. My first reaction upon seeing the headline was, ‘Thankfully now everyone is taking off their colored eyeglasses to see terrorism for the menace that it is.’

  11 months ago ago
OPINION: Northern Elite Should Follow the Example of Gov Bagudu of Kebbi State to Fight Terrorism

POLITICS

NIGERIA:Elder Tanko Yakasai Urge Governor Yahaya Bello To Remain Focused And Patriotic.

Bello , His cabinet members & Elder Yakasai A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum and former liaison officer to president Shehu Shagari Alhaji Tanko Yakasai OFR has charged Governor Yahaya Bello to remain focused on delivering dividends of democracy to the people of kogi state and Nigerian, the elder statesman equally Commends the Governor on his patriotic disposition by putting Nigeria first in all he does.

  10 months ago ago
NIGERIA:Elder Tanko Yakasai Urge Governor Yahaya Bello To Remain Focused And Patriotic.

MILITARY

Forgiveness Or Trial: How 2 Northern Groups Have Disagreed On What To Do With Repentant Terrorists

After news broke that about 1081 Boko Haram members had surrendered to the Nigerian Army, opinions were widely divided among individuals and groups regarding what should be done with them. Regardless, the Army has already said that they will be handed over to the governmental program called Operation Safe Corridor (OSC), where they will be de-radicalised, given skills and eventually reintegrated into the society.

  1 year ago ago
Forgiveness Or Trial: How 2 Northern Groups Have Disagreed On What To Do With Repentant Terrorists

POLITICS

Negotiating With Bandits: One Statement Arewa Secretary Made That Supports Sheik Gumi's Argument

The issue of banditry and kidnapping in the north is a situation that has witnessed an unprecedented increase in recent times. In this year alone, hundreds of students have been kidnapped, even as the government struggles to put an end to the problem. Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria.

  1 year ago ago
Negotiating With Bandits: One Statement Arewa Secretary Made That Supports Sheik Gumi's Argument

POLITICS

Arewa Backs Katsina State Governor On Justification of Igboho Òòsa

Calls for self-defence by Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari, to Katsina residents has been backed by Northern Socio-cultural groups, one of which is the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF. ACF stated that Masari is right to advise his people to resort to self-defense against bandits and kidnappers.

  11 months ago ago
Arewa Backs Katsina State Governor On Justification of Igboho Òòsa

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Today's Headlines: Arewa Forum Speaks On Repentant Insurgents, FG, NMA Meet In Abuja

Photo Credit To Google Prosecute them or free all arrested persons’ — Arewa forum speaks on repentant insurgents Photo Credit To The Cable The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a political and cultural group of northern leaders, has asked the federal government to prosecute repentant insurgents.

  1 year ago ago
Today's Headlines: Arewa Forum Speaks On Repentant Insurgents, FG, NMA Meet In Abuja

MILITARY

Should United Nations Declare Miyetti Allah Terrorist Group As Stated By A Yoruba Leader?

The Chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), Professor Banji Akintoye has called on the United Nations (UN) to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist group. (Photo Credit - AgroNigeria) Miyetti Allah, in a swift response, referred to the Yoruba leader as an attention seeker.

  11 months ago ago
Should United Nations Declare Miyetti Allah Terrorist Group As Stated By A Yoruba Leader?

MILITARY

1 notable Northern group that questioned the decision of the FG to forgive Boko Haram insurgents

Following the continuous submission of the Boko Haram insurgents to the troops of the Nigerian Army, there have been a series of questions raised by concerned Nigerians over the possible integration proscribed by the Federal Government. Troops of the Nigerian Army receiving weapons submitted by repentant Boko Haram Commander || Opera News.

  1 year ago ago
1 notable Northern group that questioned the decision of the FG to forgive Boko Haram insurgents

MILITARY

Bring Repentant Boko Haram To Trial Or Release Other Criminals In Custody - Arewa Leaders Tell FG

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against accepting the surrender of repentant Boko Haram members. The group said that many Boko Haram members are surrendering, and the Federal Government is giving them amnesty. According to ACF, the repentant Boko Haram should face the law, because amongst them are kidnappers, killers, rapists, etc.

  1 year ago ago
Bring Repentant Boko Haram To Trial Or Release Other Criminals In Custody - Arewa Leaders Tell FG

POLITICS

ACF Chieftain Replies IBB Says Military Regime is Not The Same as Democratic Government

The former Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Anthony Sani has reacted to a comment credited to former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida . IBB had argued that corruption in Nigeria is worse under civilian government than under the past military regimes. Sani while speaking to Saturday Vanguard said the instruments of governance in a military setting are world apart from what obtain in a democracy and as such.

  1 year ago ago
ACF Chieftain Replies IBB Says Military Regime is Not The Same as Democratic Government

POLITICS

Igboho, Kanu Were Arrested Because Of Their Violent Approaches To Self-Determination - Sani

Former Secretary-General of Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, has said that the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday lgboho, and leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was because of their violent approaches to self-determination.

  11 months ago ago
Igboho, Kanu Were Arrested Because Of Their Violent Approaches To Self-Determination - Sani

POLITICS

Shehu Sani Praises Ohanaeze, Says They Are The Most Transparent Socio-cultural Group In Nigeria.

The former senator that represented the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Shehu Sani has once again spoken. According to a tweet he made this afternoon on his verified twitter handle, he praised Ohaneze Ndigbo, making it known that they are the only socio-cultural group in Nigeria that stands out.

  1 year ago ago
Shehu Sani Praises Ohanaeze, Says They Are The Most Transparent Socio-cultural Group In Nigeria.

MILITARY

I'm sorry can not bring back thousands bombed, Northern group slams repented Boko Haram members

The Pan Northern Socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has slammed the Federal Government for reintegrating repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the society. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the National Chairman of the group and former Minister of Agriculture highlighted that the Boko Haram insurgents should prosecuted for the evil and crimes they've committed against Nigerians.

  1 year ago ago
I'm sorry can not bring back thousands bombed, Northern group slams repented Boko Haram members

MILITARY

Repentant Boko Haram Members Derserve No Pity - Arewa Leaders Tell FG

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, said there should be no pity but a full-scale for repentant Boko Haram members, urging the Federal Government not to fall for the surrender overture of the terrorists. The Northern group advised the government to be careful in granting amnesty to the repentant insurgents, noting that the gesture could come back to hunt them.

  1 year ago ago
Repentant Boko Haram Members Derserve No Pity - Arewa Leaders Tell FG

MILITARY

"Sorry, is not enough, Repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP Members must be punished" -Arewa Forum tells FG

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) reacted after many Boko Haram terrorists laid down their arms and surrendered to Nigerian troops. Photo: Audu Ogbeh (image credit: Punch) Recall that a few days ago, hundreds of Boko Haram members with their families had submitted their weapons to the Nigerian military.

  1 year ago ago

POLITICS

Banditry: Arewa, Middle Belt Forums support Gov. Masari's call for self-defence among citizens

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a Northern socio-political organization and the Middle Belt Forum have supported the call made by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari for the people of his state to arm and defend themselves against bandits. The governor had on Tuesday advised residents of Katsina to pick up arms and defend themselves against marauders and armed bandits.

  1 year ago ago
Banditry: Arewa, Middle Belt Forums support Gov. Masari's call for self-defence among citizens

MILITARY

Attack on Defence Academy a national embarrassment, ACF says

The Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) has expressed its shock at the attack of the Nigerian Defence Academy by bandits on Tuesday. The academy was raid by bandits which led to the death of 2 officers and the abduction of one. The forum cried out at the incident and also said it was a slap and embarrassment to the entire nation.

  11 months ago ago
Attack on Defence Academy a national embarrassment, ACF says