The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said Nigerian government may have to pay a very high price to effect the release of the abducted Chibok school girls from Book Haram sect.
Sani made the revelation while addressing newsmen in Kaduna.
He said, “It is very unfortunate that we could not get this out on time. They have spent two years in captivity now.
The good thing now is that the government of Muhammadu Buhari has degraded the capacity of the insurgents to hold unto any territory or to carry out their usual big scales attacks.
But we may have to pay a very high price to get these girls out now. It is possible to free them.
“The best way to get them out is that we need to set up a special committee which has its mandates and responsibilities.
It shall be tasked with the mandate to do everything possible including persuading and negotiating with Boko Haram with terms on how to get these girls out.
“There is the need to set up another committee to ensure that both sides abide by the rules set up for the negotiation.
This committee should include international bodies like the United Nations. I think we may need to pay the highest price to get these girls out even if it means freeing some of their members in detention.
I don’t like this academic argument of saying, ‘if this happens, then that thing will happen.
“I believe that why these girls have to continue to stay in the hands of these captives is simply because of class difference.”
Sani stated that when the children and family members of wealthy Nigerians were abducted, “it takes no time to secure their freedom.”