President, Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria (CRCN), Mallam Shehu Sani, has said that he knows the right person who can end the Boko Haram violence which had led to the death of hundreds of Nigerians and destruction of property worth millions of naira in the country.
Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Mirror in Kaduna, the human right activist said, “I can tell you if President Jonathan sees the value in my efforts and places a phone call and asks of one person who can offer a breakthrough in this Boko Haram insurgency, I am going to tell him that person who will do that.”
He said for now, he is not going to mention the name of the person and that he is not going to reach out to the government and say this is what it should do adding that he believes he has spoken and done enough.
“I can tell you that there is a person whom I believe if the president of this country wants to solve this problem, he must contact. He must break away from security chiefs, security contractors and entrepreneurs who will simply tell him to ignore what the likes of Shehu Sani are saying, deceiving him that they are soon going to crush and finish Boko Haram,” he said.
Sani, who once took former President Olusegun Obasanjo to broker peace with Boko Haram in Maiduguri, said ‘you cannot end Boko Haram menace by meeting in Minna, Abuja, Sokoto or Lagos’.
“You cannot end Boko Haram insurgency by organising seminars, conferences in five-star hotels. All these meet-ings that are going on are simply political meetings but not to zero in on how to end Boko Haram insur-gence. If anyone wants to convince me that he is determined to bring an end to Boko Haram insurgence and bring about peace in this country, I want to see that person physically going to Mai-duguri and Yobe State fre-quently,” he said.
“If the Sultan of Sokoto is the Sultan of Muslims in Nigeria, he should be seen in Maiduguri and all other meetings towards bringing an end to this violence. He should also shift to Maiduguri if the crisis and violence are emanating from Maiduguri and spreading to-ward central part of Nigeria. Then we should go to the source of the prob-lem”, he further said.