In my view, if the Federal Government can negotiate with Boko Haram and have the girls returned to their parents, it is good. However, this is medicine after death because the embarrassment such has caused this country before other nations is enormous. Negotiation should not be ruled out.
Mr. Ismail Aremu, Computerist
Negotiations between the Buhari Government and Boko Haram paid off in October 2016, when the terrorists released 21 of the girls. In this light, I remain confident that same approach, if introduced, will certainly bring about success in the release of the abducted Dapchi school girls.
Ms. Nwanneka Ofodile, Graduate
I think I read on the social media that President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government will carefully explore means that will guarantee the safe return of all those abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. If one of such means is to negotiate, then it should start quickly for the sake of those girls who only God knows what they are facing now.
Mr. Onye Igwe, Technician
Interesting! Till this moment, the Nigerian government cannot establish sponsors of Boko Haram? Truck loads of people’s children missing just like that! Even if the government embarks on negotiation, will that stop the kidnapping of these school children by the sect?
Mrs Morayo Simeon, Businesswoman
The abduction of the Dapchi school girls remains a shocking deja vu. The Buhari administration has at least reacted more speedily than former President Goodluck Jonathan, who took two weeks to address the kidnapping and did not call the governor of Borno State for 19 days.
Mr. Emmanuel Chuddy, Graduate
Most wars, however furious or vicious, often end around the negotiation table. So if Boko Haram opts for negotiation, the government will not be averse to it. Government, however, should not be negotiating from a position of weakness but that of strength.
Ms. Adetoun Biobaku, Stylist