Buhari Flops Again, Now Ready to Negotiate With Boko Haram Contrary to Earlier Stand

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(NIGERIA MOMENT).
During an interview with BBC on Friday July 3, 2015, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that the Federal Government (Buhari and APC led administration) has said that it is open to negotiations with the Boko Haram sect in order to find a lasting solution to the security crisis in the country, if the group is willing.
It would be recalled that APC and Buhari previous stand is according to them quote: “WE Will Defeat Boko Haram). More so during his inauguration speech,  Buhari said he had launched a strategy to deal with the sect by relocating the military headquarters to Maiduguri, Borno State.
Responding to question by BBC reporter, about if the Federal Government was considering negotiations with the insurgent group, Adesina said:

“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.”

“These were very vicious attacks. People were killed in scores and it’s so sad,” he said.

The presidents spokesperson Adesina was also asked if this would work, and he replied:

“This 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.”