Al Shabaab seeks to overthrow the Western-backed central government and implement a strict interpretation of Islamic law.
So far over 80,000 insurgents have surrendered, with about 16,000 being combatants, according to data from the military.
“The dialogue did not yield any result. These bandits still terrorise and kill our people, rape our women, leaving so many people as orphans,” said the CNG president.
The Kwara governor expressed concern about banditry, kidnapping and farmer-herders clashes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, stated that security forces have ramped up combat against bandits and terrorists who have held Nigerians hostage recently.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement.
The Nigerian armed forces have neutralised scores of terrorist kingpins in the North-East, North-West and North-Central geo-political zones.
Afenifere challenged Mr Buhari to demonstrate that he was serious about ending the spate of killings and abduction in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his condemnation of the attacks on non-indigenes and law enforcement officials by “terrorists” in the South-East.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has called on non-governmental organisations in Nigeria to support its fight against bandits and terrorists.