8 November 2012

Nigeria: Buhari Rejects Boko Haram's Mediation Offer

Former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari,says he does not know any Boko Haram member and so, cannot mediate between the sect and Federal Government.

Buhari was last week picked by the Boko Haram alongside other northern leaders to intercede between the sect and government.

He said the government lacks the will to deal with the sect even with the military, police, other security operatives and the resources in the country.

The Congress for Progressive Change leader, who spoke to journalists at the party's Board Of Trustee (BOT) meeting that lasted over five hours in Abuja, expressed disappointment over what he described as plans by the People Democratic Party government to indict and nail him.

He said: "My party has done an excellent job unless you do not want to believe in what my party believes. Firstly I do not know any member of the Boko Haram sect. I do not believe and I do not know of any religion that will go and kill people, burn schools."

Additional report from The Nation

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