Abuja - Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, said the federal government should hold talks with dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, Premium Times reports.
Obasanjo who spoke at the side-lines of the Global Education Forum conference, said with only 19 per cent of the population in Boko Haram’s stronghold of North-East Nigeria receiving education, [compared to 79 per cent in the South-West and 77 per cent in the South-East], there was no question that the area should feel marginalised.
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He said said Nigeria should not rule out talking to the terrorist group which recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) – but he said that should only happen after a sustained military campaign.
He accused the President of politicizing the insurgency, noting that the present government saw it as a manifestation of the certain areas of the country that does not support the government, rather than seeing it as menace.
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