President Muhammadu Buhari said the federal govenmnet has begun talks with the dreadful Islamic terrorist.
Buhari said this in Paris, the French capital while attending to question from journalists on a three-day trip to discuss issues of state security, economic among others.
He said the decision was taken in view of the need to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped at the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.
He said his administration was worried by the continued stay of the girls in the hands of their captors and would work tirelessly to get them released.
The president noted that the unfortunate incident has attracted global attention and sympathy within Nigeria, a situation the Federal Government could not afford to treat with levity.
According to him, “The issue of Chibok girls has occupied our minds and because of the international attention it drew and the sympathy throughout the country and the world, the government is negotiating with some of the Boko Haram leadership.”
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had in July this year confirmed the willingness of government to engage the sect if they were ready.