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Kano Governor, Ganduje, Cautions Against Negotiation With Boko Haram

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 18, (THEWILL) – Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje has warned that the Federal Government must be careful in its resolve to negotiate with the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

Ganduje, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, expressed fears that government might end up not talking with the genuine faction of the sect.

“I hope when we negotiate with them, we are negotiating with the correct people.

Experience has shown that they have so many factions and if we are not lucky, we may be dealing with the wrong faction,'' he said.

The governor called on the local communities to be vigilant and pass on intelligence to security agencies.

“I believe the security agencies should have intelligence information to know what type of people we are dealing with. But, most importantly is community policing. Communities should be interested in the whole security situation because a lot of information can be received from local people which will assist the security agencies.

“We believe that with the efforts of Mr. President, the insurgency is down and we are expecting a hitch- free sallah celebration,'' he added.

The governor urged Nigerians to continue praying for peace and stability in the country.