APC presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has ruled out negotiating with Islamist militants if he wins elections next month.
“Boko Haram is not interested in peace – if they are interested in peace how can they kill 13,000 Nigerians?” the former military ruler told the BBC.
The 72-year-old also said that concerns about his health were unfounded and that he was as “fit as a fiddle”.
Earlier this week, President Jonathan has said the tide has “definitely turned” against Boko Haram as regional forces recapture territory.
Buhari said force was the only option to deal with the insurgents, as peace was not something they wanted.