Former Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, has implored the Federal Government to resist the temptation of negotiating with Boko Haram, as the sect has proven to have scant regard for peace.
Speaking in Abuja on Sunday after activities to commemorate his 73rd birthday, Wayas urged the government o deal ruthless with the sect and anyone found to be connected with it.
“We should round them up wherever they are,” he told NAN.
“There should be no sympathy for them, and they do not deserve any pity.”
Wayas described the Chibok abduction as a disturbing incident, and urged Nigerians to relentlessly pray for the safe release of the girls.
“The abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls shouldn’t have happened in the first place,” he said.
“Those girls are innocent and I know that God will free them very soon.”
He further advised President Goodluck Jonathan to combat terrorism as quickly as his government can, without taking notice of whether the people praise him or not.
“Any leader who wants to be a good leader should not think about being thanked for whatever duty he performs,” he said. “Such duty is for humanity.”