The leader of the Northern Civil Society Coalition, Mallam Shehu Sani, claims that “all it takes to put an end to the Boko Haram menace ravaging the North is a phone call from the Presidency.”

According to Sani, “if President Jonathan calls me today, I would give him the name and contact of one person whose intervention will lead to a successful dialogue with the militant sect.”

Sani who spoke in an interview with the Guardian during the week, insisted that indeed, the person in question is somebody also known to the president.

“…I have repeatedly said that if President Jonathan can make a phone call to me today and ask me of one person who can solve the problem, I will give him the name of the person. And apart from the person, I don’t see the possibility of any other person whom the group can trust,” the activist declared.