In continuation of its consultations with stakeholders in the country over the violence orchestrated by Islamist insurgents, the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North Thursday met with the mastermind of Christmas day bombing in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto and 39 others at the Kuje Minimum Security Prison. This as President Goodluck Jonathan cut short his trip to Namibia and South Africa in the face of the intense wave of violence that engulfed parts of Borno, Plateau and Nassarawa States claiming over 100 lives within the last 48 hours.
All the 25 members of the committee were at the rendezvous together
with their host, Mr Nuhu I Zuru, an Assistant Controller of Prisons.
Barrister Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, chairman of the dialogue committee,
told State House correspondents on the committee’s entourage after the a
three hours meeting one-on-one meeting with the sectarians that the
consultation was in furtherance of its mission, which is to unearth more
facts about the Jama’atul Ahlus Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, otherwise
known as Boko Haram.
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