Governor Kassim Shettima of Borno State, in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour yesterday, condemned the decision of President Jonathan not to go into negotiation with the insurgents, saying that the nation had no option.
He also regretted that it took President Goodluck Jonathan three weeks to reach out to him on the matter.
Shettima said: “Do we have any other option? If I have to talk to the devil to secure the release of the girls, I will do so. President Jonathan did not act on time and did not talk to me over the kidnappings until 19 days after.’’
The governor, who belongs to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, described Boko Haram militants as a “bunch of lunatics.”