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Boko Haram sect offered olive branch

21 May 2013, 12:03

Abuja-  Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges is ready to meet members of the Boko Haram sect and find lasting solutions to the problems afflicting the northern parts of the country.

The committee pledged to meet the sect at the venue of the latter's choice.

Speaking during a stakeholders' meeting at Sultan Maccido Institute of Quran and General Studies in Sokoto yesterday, Minister of Special Duties and Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki said the committee was committed to the peaceful resolution of the conflict that had caused untold hardship to many families in the region.

"The Boko Haram insurgency has become intractable and caused untold pains to many families who lost their loved ones. So, we are determined to make sacrifice and go to any length to succeed in our assignment," said Turaki.

The minister appealed to Islamic scholars and those in contact with the members of the Boko Haram to assist the committee in facilitating contact with the insurgents in order to chart a way for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

Boko Haram members have been accused for the wave of terrorist acts that have destabilised most parts of the north in recent weeks.

Such disturbances have culminated in the declaration of emergency rule in the affected states.

- CAJ News

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