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Boko Haram members release hailed

22 May 2013, 16:14

Abuja-  Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, commended the release of some suspected members of the Boko Haram sect insisting this will speed up the resolution of the problem of insurgency activities that have characterized some parts of Nigeria.

In a statement made available to CAJ News, the premier said this highlighted the government's commitment to negotiations.

"I am in the picture of the very welcome development and I look forward to receiving them.

"It is cheering news for me and the government of Borno State because it will no doubt help in fast tracking the peaceful resolution process which like I have always said, remains the long term solution to the crisis," stated Shettima.

He said the government was committed to the retention of peace and security of lives and property in Borno.

Borno, in the north of Africa's most populous nation, is one of several states that have suffered insurgency acts blamed on Boko Haram members.

"Releasing the detainees will further show the commitment and sincerity of the federal government to the peace negotiation which should attract the sect members to the negotiation table and increase community participation in the process," added Shettima.

 - CAJ News


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