If claims by the leader of the Northern Civil Society
Coalition, Mallam Shehu Sani are anything to go by, it may take only a
phone call from the Presidency to put an end to the Boko Haram menace
ravaging the North.
According to Sani, if President Jonathan calls him today,
he would give him the name and contact of one person whose intervention
will lead to a successful dialogue with the militant sect.
who spoke in an interview with The Guardian during the week, insisted
that indeed, the person in question is somebody also known to the
“…I have repeatedly said that if President Jonathan
can make a phone call to me today and ask me of one person who can solve
the problem, I will give him the name of the person. And apart from the
person, I don’t see the possibility of any other person whom the group
can trust,” the activist declared.
Confirming reports that he
facilitated former President Obasanjo’s meeting with the family of a
member of the Boko Haram sect sometime ago, Sani insisted that if the
Federal Government showed sincere, dialogue could sooner than later end
the activities of the militant sect.