In a statement, Femi Adesina, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, pointed out that most wars, however furious or vicious often ended around the negotiation table. The Federal Government (FG) said they are open to negotiation ''if Boko Haram terrorists group opt to it''. The government said such negotiation would be not be made from the position of weakness but that of strength.
''The machinery put in place and which will be set in motion soon can only devastate and decapitate insurgency. It is multinational in nature, and relief is on the way for Nigeria and her neighbours.''
''President Muhammadu Buhari is resolute. He has battled and won insurgency before, he is poised to do it again. It is a promise he made to Nigerians and he is a promise keeper.''
President Buhari, who was represented by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo, said the FG under his leadership, would do everything possible to equip the military and other security forces to effectively dislodge Boko Haram insurgents in the region.
He made the call to officers of Senior Course 37 during their graduation ceremony on Firday at the Armed Forces Command and staff Collegge (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State.