I risked my life by visiting Boko Haram ……Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he risked his life by embarking on secret visit to leaders of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.He spoke as special guest of honour at the National Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at held weekend in Ilaro, Ogun State to commemorate the 100 years of existence of the organisation.The former President revealed that his secret visit was to “talk sense” into leaders of the violent group, said he does not subscribe to the erroneous notion that all Muslims are terrorists.He argued that all the “crazy people” that claim Islam and perpetrate atrocities all over the world are far below one percent of the global Muslim population.The ex-president, however, said Ahmadiyya and similar organisations must not be complacent when the narrative or perception of Islam is dictated by the fringe minority.

 

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