Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina said the government will only negotiate with terrorist group Boko Haram from the position of strength, not weakness.
This came in reaction to comments in a recent interview Buhari granted to a foreign media on the subject matter.
Adesina said that President Buhari was resolute and poised to win the war against insurgency, disclosing that machinery was in place for a final onslaught against the terrorists. However, if Boko Haram opted for negotiation, the government would not be averse to it.
“Most wars, however furious or vicious, often end around the negotiation table.
“So, if Boko Haram opts for negotiation, the government will not be averse to it. Government will, however, not be negotiating from a position of weakness, but that of strength.
“The machinery put in place, and which will be set in motion soon, can only devastate and decapitate insurgency.
“It is multinational in nature, and relief is on the way for Nigeria and her neighbours.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is resolute. He has battled and won insurgency before; he is poised to win again.
“It is a promise he made to Nigerians, and he is a promise keeper.
“But I say again, if the insurgents want to negotiate, no decent government will be averse to such. Didn’t the Taliban and Americans also negotiate in Afghanistan?” he asked.
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