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Centre still open for dialogue with Boko Haram

03 September 2015, 18:06

Abuja - Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) has maintained its stance on the possibility of negotiating with the Boko Haram terror sect.

"On the possibility of negotiation as we intimated in the last briefing, the Centre wishes to state that nothing has changed so far and all options are still open," said Executive Secretary of the Centre, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas.

He was speaking in Abuja at the CCC's monthly briefing.

"In any case, negotiation or not, we urge the military to continue in their operations until the mission is achieved," added Anas.

Meanwhile, he said the centre had noted the resort to soft targets for bombing by some elements of the terrorist group using hapless young women and children.

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"Seldom is direct confrontation between the insurgents and the troops are reported these days," he said.

"What this means therefore is that the time now calls for more intelligence gathering and sharing by all and sundry."

Anas said citizens must remain security conscious and vigilant, especially in public places like markets, schools and worship centers and be able report any lead to the nearest security forces.

- CAJ News


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