Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has ruled out the prospect of ever negotiating with the Boko Haram sect.
The governor said rather than pamper the captured sect members, they should be executed, to end terrorism in the country.
The governor said this during the handing over of 778 women and children of Boko Haram by the 4 special forces command Doma, Nasarawa state on Monday.
Governor Bello, who was represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Security, Doru Jerry, said the end to terrorism is to have a stronghold in the north-central, following what is witnessed in recent times, especially kidnapping, killing and maiming innocent citizens of Nigeria.
“I wonder why we still refer to them as bandits, as far as we are concerned, in Kogi, we have long tagged them terrorists and they remain terrorists”.
“His excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has asked me to restate here this afternoon that as far as he is concerned, he will not, and he will never negotiate with criminals, he will not and he will never negotiate with terrorists”.
“We must clear all criminals, we must not condone, we must not negotiate, there must not be pardon for terrorism, we must go all out to make sure we subdue them,” he said.
Bello urged security agencies to ensure that fleeing terrorists are fished out of their hiding places, adding that they must be executed to end their activities.