Justice Akanbi slams Federal Govt over ceasefire negotiation with Boko Haram

Former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd), has expressed disappointment over the negotiation for a ceasefire between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram sect.

Akanbi, a pioneer chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, spoke in an interview with journalists yesterday on the occasion of the 30th Convocation lecture of University of Ilorin.

He said it was wrong for the government to have waited till now when the election was fast approaching before negotiating with Boko Haram.

According to him, ”I have said it before. Government must harness its people and overcome the Boko Haram sect. We cant go on like this. Elections are coming up in February and we are still fighting.”

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