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Should FG negotiate release of Dapchi girls with Boko Haram? (3)

In my view, I don’t think it is right for the Federal Government to dialogue with any terrorist group. The government should not negotiate with them for the release of the kidnapped girls. Boko Haram succeeded in taking the girls hostage because of insufficient security personnel.

(From left) Fatima Abdu, 14, Zahra Bukar, 13, Fatima Bukar, 13 and Yagana Mustapha, 15, four schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, who escaped from Boko Haram attack, sit at home of schoolmate at Dapchi town in northern Nigerian on February 28, 2018.
Nigeria’s government on March 1 said it had set up a committee to establish how Boko Haram jihadists managed to kidnap 110 girls from their school in the country’s remote northeast. Members of the militant Islamist group stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, nearly four years after a similar mass abduction in Chibok, Borno state. / AFP PHOTO

*Miss Rebecca Agofure, Teacher.

I don’t think the Federal Government should negotiate with the terrorists. No developed country negotiates with terrorists. America cannot do such a thing, it will use all possible means to rescue the captured girls. Considering the lives of the students, there is a way the government can do it. They should go all out against the terrorists in their hideouts
*Mr. Ogunsunya Oludare, Teacher.

In the first place, there was no kidnap, as it were! It is another scam to make money! Moreover, it is another plot to demand billions of dollars to share among themselves. This is the same Boko Haram they claimed to have technically, defeated.
*Frank Aputu, Lecturer

Negotiating with Boko Haram means encouraging terrorism. In fact, I am disappointed. It shows they know whom they are dealing with. Why are they using the school girls to compound the problems of this country?
*Adeniyi Adeloye, Journalist

Does the law recommend such negotiations? If yes, fine. If there should be a reprisal attack, this may cause further damage to lives and property. The parents are worried and want their children home at all costs. The government should use everything at its disposal to rescue them because the number of missing students is high.
*Rasheed Adekoya, Fashion designer

Any government that negotiates with terrorists is giving room to war mongers to succeed. The government should not go into negotiations with terrorists. it should put machineries in place and fight to conquer. First, it must check the intricacies surrounding this act being mindful of the existence of saboteurs.
*Kingsley Williams, footballer

By Bose Adelaja, Bartholomew Madukwe & Frederick Okopie


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