Shehu Sani, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly has thrown his weight behind any dialogue with Boko Haram, the insurgent group.
The comrade senator however listed conditions for such negotiations.
Sani, who used his official twitter account, a social media platform, to air his view, said, for a successful negotiation with the insurgents, certain factors must be considered.
According to him, “willingness and resolve of the insurgents to dialogue and the nation must be on the position of strength.”
He further added that the third factor is “Commitment of the government to the terms and agreement of the negotiation, and representation from the insurgents must be credible.
“Fifth, the sensibilities of victims must be taken into consideration, while the sixth factor must be a caveat on conceding an inch of Nigeria’s territory.”
The Kaduna lawmaker said the seventh condition is that “A team of arbiters, locally or internationally, to ensure implementation of the terms of agreement,” must be included.