The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners have advised the Nigerian Government to negotiate with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to put an end to insecurity in the country.
The group, who gave the advice at its sit out session at the Unity Fountain Area in Abuja, believes that negotiation with the Sect was not an act of cowardice but a move which would restore peace and development in the country.
Chanting their regular message, “all we are saying, bring back our girls now and alive”, members of the bring back our girls group continued their daily gathering in Abuja to press home their demand for the release of the over 200 girls abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State.
Although it was over 80 days since the abduction of the school girls, the campaigners said that they remained resolute and advised the government to negotiate with the sect to rescue the girls.
One of the campaigners, Peter Iliya, said, “There is room for negotiation, if they (Government) say they will negotiate with this people, we are not going to crucify them, I think we are going to commend them. The important thing is that after the negotiation, what do you do?
“It is an act of bravery, it’s an act of strategic thinking, it’s an act of responsible leadership to agree to negotiate because you are not looking at yourself…but you are looking at the outcome of that negotiation – 200 plus girls’ lives are at stake.”
Some of the campaigners who spoke to Channels Television also maintained that Government must ensure timely intervention in the rescue of the abducted girls.