The violent extremist sect, Boko Haram has declared its readiness to dialogue with the federal government and has announced that former military ruler and president candidate of the Congress for Political Change, Muhammad Buhari is their preferred mediator.
Not surprisingly, Mr. Buhari has vehemently rejected the mention of his name. For the sake of peace, do you think he should at least consider it?
See what some young Nigerians had to say. Also, you can join the debate by leaving your thoughts in the comments section.
General Buhari is definitely in an awkward position and his image as an “Islamic” fundamentalist surely doesn’t help matters. This is one of those heads-you-lose-tails-you-
Is Gen Buhari member of the Boko Haram? If no, then why are they calling on him to mediate for them? From my view, who are Boko Haram? What is their mission? What is the topic for discussion? I see Gen Buhari as a respected individual in the society and there is no basis for him to stand for heartless people who have killed innocent people. I think Gen. Buhari should not stands for Boko Haram to disuss with the Federal Government. – Sanni Omoh
Who is fooling who here? The general is a Boko Haram sympathizer, there’s no doubt about it. His ‘loud silence’ throughout the sect’s murderous campaign is one that the whole world ‘heard’. Buhari should stop the play acting and do the honourable thing for once – allow peace to reign in Nigeria. – Ebenezer Ajayi
As one whose political future is in tatters, General Muhammad Buhari should forget the posturing and organize some coins for his boys. It’s either that or inglorious death at the hands of the JTF for the Boko Haram thugs. – Chinedu Madueke
Buhari has no credibility when it comes to the issue of being a Boko Haram sympathizer anyway. I mean, I am thinking there’s not a soul in Nigeria that doesn’t think Buhari supports what Boko Haram is doing for political reasons, i.e. disstablilise the country for his political opponent Jonathan/PDP. So, he might as well jump into ring and do the needful for the sake of peace. – Keke Anam
Anyone that can mediate should do it. The most important thing is to end this senseless carnage that is devastating northern Nigeria. – James Jukwey