The Boko Haram peace talk must continue- says FG

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Mr. Kabiru Turaki, Minister of Special Duties and chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North has assured that the Boko Haram dialogue with a view to achieving disarmament and quick end to the insecurity facing the nation would go on, the News Agency of Nigeria reported on Friday.

This promise which was contained in a Sallah message issued by the minister’s Special Assistant (Media), Mr. Okey Muogbo, in Abuja noted that the members of the committee understood how tasking their assignment was and will do all it can to succeed.

The chairman used the occasion of the Sallah to call on the insurgents to accept the dialogue option offered by the Federal Government and come to the negotiation table.

“This is the only way to air their grievances and discuss a peaceful end to the crisis in the North.

“The search for a permanent solution to the security challenge in the North requires the efforts and commitment of all Nigerians,” he stated.

He stated that part of the achievements of the committee included recommending the release of innocent women and children detained by security agents.

He assured that the repented members of the group who are already in  talks with the federal government will be rehabilitated and said the committee expects more insurgents to accept the dialogue option.

“The business of ensuring that we have a more peaceful and secured society is our collective responsibility.

“I pray that God will guide and assist us in this Herculean task which my committee has been charged to bring to a successful end,” he said.

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