President Buhari has revealed moves by the Boko Haram to seek peace negotiations with Nigeria’s government.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement, saying that efforts were under way to “verify their claims” of having such power.
“A faction of the Boko Haram group came forward claiming to have the mandate to negotiate with the government,” he said
President Buhari had in an interview on CNN, expressed his readiness to negotiate with the sect, which has killed thousands and left around 1.5 million people evacuated during its insurgency.
Shehu added: “It is now left for them to show proof that they have the mandate, but they made it clear that they are representing a faction of Boko Haram that wants peace.”
It would be recalled that efforts to reach a peace agreement by the previous government of Goodluck Jonathan failed as Boko Haram said they didn’t hold any talks with government.