President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his administration will not beg the Boko Haram sect group for dialogue.
He stated this late Saturday night through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
Speaking when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s 10pm News, Adesina maintained that the Federal Government had the capacity to defeat the insurgents through the use of force.
According to him, President Buhari’s administration is not opposed to dialogue if the sect wants it and especially if it is with the authentic leadership of the insurgents.
He, however, stressed that the government would never dialogue with the terrorist group on bended kneels or from a position of weakness.
“Government has the capacity to deal conclusively with the Boko Haram insurgency through force of arms. But if they want dialogue, and it is established that it is the authentic leadership, government is not averse to dialogue. But that dialogue will never be done on bended knees, or position of weakness”, the presidential aide said.