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Government extends anti-terror committee's mandate

31 July 2013, 07:49Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The government has extended the tenure of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Challenges in the North by another 60 days as insurgent activities continued.

Speaking shortly after receiving the letter of extension, the Chairman of the Committee, Kabiru Turaki, who is also the Minister of Special Duties, was confident the committee would eventually resolve the crisis posed by the outlawed Boko Haram sect.

He bemoaned the sect's persistence with attacks despite pledges of peace.

“At a time when serious efforts are been made by the government to make sure the issue is sorted out, some people who do not wish this country well are trying to pull the hand of the clock backwards. It is very unfortunate,” he said.

Reports have suggested government and Boko Haram were making significant progress towards a ceasefire but reports from the terrorist's camp have been conflicting.

“We will proceed with the discussion we are having and by the special grace of God and through the prayers of peace-loving Nigerians,we would be able to conquer this,” Turaki.

The Boko Haram sect, which is outlawed, has been wrecking havoc mostly in the northern parts of Nigeria killing scores of people and destroying property.

- CAJ News


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