Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Negotiation Is The Only Way + Reasons OBJ Held Meeting With Boko Haram’s Relatives- Shehu Sani

Mallam Shehu Sani a Civil Rights activist, has said the only way the government can get back the over missing 200 Chibok school girls is by negotiating with Boko Haram. He also said, people should desist from doubting if former president, Olusegun Obasanjo held a meeting or not in Ogun State with some relatives of Boko Haram members. Here is how The Nation reports it;

Civil Rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, said in Kaduna Wednesday that he led a delegation of some families of suspected Boko Haram members to a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to find ways of securing the release of the abducted schoolgirls.


Sani said in a statement made available to The Nation that the meeting which took place at the Abeokuta residence of the former President was aimed at opening a new channel of dialogue with leaders of the sect and secure the release of the missing girls.

He expressed the hope that the meeting will lead to a genuine dialogue between the abductors and the federal government on how to secure the girls’ release.

He said, “My statement is in response to the reports and the enquiries on the Abeokuta meeting with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo and some family members of the Boko Haram group. The renewed effort to dialogue with the leaders of Boko Haram is being pursued with vigour.

“This is to confirm that the meeting actually took place and I was part of it. The meeting was solely aimed at exploring the possibility of opening a new channel for dialogue or negotiation with the sect members towards securing the release of the abducted Chibok girls held in captivity for over a month.”

He noted that the meeting between the former President and families of Boko Haram members appraised the reportedly collapsed back door deal that was later cancelled by the Government.

“I wish to also confirm that the report of the intervention of Mr. Salkida in negotiating the release of the Chibok girls is credible.

“I personally introduced Salkida to the government and spoke about him in many of my previous interviews. He has tried his best in the past and of recent to help in resolving the insurgency through dialogue but was on all occasions frustrated by the government.


“Mr. Salkida should not be vilified but should be appreciated. Mr. Salkida’s attempt could have actually see to the release of the abducted girls. The meeting in Abeokuta was aimed at repackaging and salvaging the dialogue option. It was generally agreed that the initiative cannot take off without the consent of the Federal Government. It’s significant for Nigerians to note that negotiation is the only safer option to get the girls back home,” Sani stated.

14 comments:

  1. Eh at this point, what the heck? I understand the sentiments of a few who are of the opinion that negotiations with BH is berating and a slap on the face. However if all else fails should the game plan fail, it is to the detriment of the average nigerian and not that of the govt. Therefore if negotiations will behoove us and perhaps set the captives free, then so be it. Calling obj names will not solve anything. And the man is even swallowing his pride to suggest solutions, after all he's under no obligation to interfere after the open letter saga of insults with GEJ. My opinion o

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    1. If that's the way out, let them negotiate...

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    2. This is not about # bring back our girls# only! can they also stop the killing. What is the point, if they kill 2000 and release 200?.

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    3. To be candid, i was against negotiation with BH considering their daring atrocities in Nigeria but considering the delicate nature of the situation and the danger a rescue mission may involve, i think i am in support of your position above.
      Secondly, any kind of rescue mission will be more dangerous in light of the recent Outburst by the chief of defence of knowing the location of the girls as BH will now be more prepared and alert. The element of surprise which is needed to make a mission of that level successful has been compromised by the infamous statement of the defence chief.
      Lastly, i am of the opinion that the Government should wage a massive war towards bringing an end to the menace of BH after the eventual release of the girls.

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  2. Hmmmmmmm! To be sincere, I'm confused.

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  3. Any genuine effort from any source that will lead to the safe return of the Chibok Girls.

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  4. Thank you OBJ. I hope and pray something positive comes out of the meeting. Enough of the senseless killings

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  5. Esi ayo la maa gbo

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  6. Never thought this man was up to doing good

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  7. Well done Baba Iyabo

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  8. Hoping for the best

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  9. Negotiate and stop blabbing

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  10. Baba Iyabo things

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