Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has warned that the Federal Government must be careful in its resolve to negotiate with the Boko Haram sect as the government might end up not talking to the genuine faction of the sect.
“I hope when we negotiate with them, we are negotiating with the correct people,” he told State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday.
“Experience has shown that they have so many factions and if we are not lucky, we may be dealing with the wrong faction,” Ganduje said.
He called on the local communities to be vigilant and be interested in the security around them by making available intelligence information to the security agencies
“I believe the security agencies should have intelligence information to know what type of people we are dealing with.
“But, most importantly is community policing. Communities should be interested in the whole security situation because a lot of information can be received from the local people which will assist the security agencies.
“People should be alert about security situation,” he said.
While religious celebrations have not stopped Boko Haram attacks over the years, the governor expressed hope that the forthcoming Sallah celebration would be peaceful owing to the milestones achieved by the federal government in the war against insurgency in the country.
“We believe that with the efforts of Mr President, the insurgency is down and we are expecting a hitch-free sallah celebration,” he said.
The governor urged Nigerians to continue praying for peace and stability in the country.