It is not totally for President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate a truce with Boko Haram insurgents, Femi Adesina, the president’s senior media aide has said. Adesina, in a BBC interview Friday, said the Federal Government is open to such negotiations, if it would bring a lasting solution to the security crisis.
“If they are willing, why not? You know attempts have been made for negotiations in the past and they didn’t work. Every reasonable person would want to see the end to this insurgency. So if they are willing, why not? You can’t rule that out”, Adesina stated. Adesina lamented the wanton killings and destruction by the terror group, and saying Buhari’s directive to set up anti-terror military command in Borno will halt the terror.
“This (military command relocation) is going to work. There are machineries being put in place. It’s going to work. The recent killings by the sect were meant to break our resolve, to weaken it, but that will stop. It remains a priority to him (Buhari) to deal with the group.
“You will notice that his first two weeks of administration were dedicated to tackling the insurgency. He visited Chad and Niger Republics and the following week, the Presidents of those countries also visited him in Abuja.
“The President of Benin Republic and the Defence Minister of Cameroon visited him; machinery is being put in place and once we’re through, we will see the end of the group. The target time for the deployment of the multinational force is July ending; that is in a couple of weeks.”
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