President Muhammadu Buhari has once again shows his commitment in bringing back the abducted Chibok schoolgirls from terrorist group, Boko Haram as he seeks help from the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to mediate on behalf of Nigeria with the terrorists to rescue the school children.
Buhari who made this known while speaking at the sidelines of the ongoing 71st UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, said his administration is ready to do anything within its power to help salvage the situation.
“The challenge is in getting credible and bonafide leadership of Boko Haram to discuss with.
“The split in the insurgent group is not helping matters. Government had reached out, ready to negotiate, but it became difficult to identify credible leaders. We will welcome intermediaries such as UN outfits, to step in.”
The President also condemns the act of killings by Boko Haram saying such an act does not represent Islam:
“The fact that they kill men, women, children, and other people wantonly, and shout Allahu Akbar (God is great) shows that they do not know that Allah at all. If they did, they would not shed innocent blood.”
President Buhari said. He thanked Ban Ki-moon for the moral and material support given to Nigeria, which has enabled the country surmount many of the challenges facing her.
In his response, the UN Secretary General congratulated President Buhari on the anti-corruption war, declaring:
“You are highly respected by world leaders, including myself. Your persona has given your country a positive image.”
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