The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, says it would resist any move to grant amnesty to members of the Boko Haram without adequately compensating the victims of the various bombings in the
North. The group said recent happenings in the country was a pointer to the fact that
President Jonathan “seems to have lost vision and direction”.
The South-East chapter of the Christian body made this position in Enugu on Monday during its quarterly media briefing. Chairman of CAN in the zone, and Bishop of the Enugu Diocese of the Anglican
Communion, Rt. Rev Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma who addressed journalists said the federal government should handle the proposed amnesty for Boko Haram with caution.
He urged President Jonathan to be wary of sycophants who would hijack the amnesty
programme and use it to enrich themselves, adding that the programme is also likely to encourage the proliferation of more dissident groups.