FG asked to compensate victims of Boko Haram attacks …Before amnesty

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.