Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Embrace Dialogue, Northern Governors Tell Boko Haram in Nigeria

Embrace Dialogue, Northern Govs Tells Boko Haram

13 Mar 2012
Nigeria ThisDay

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has condemned the spate of explosions currently rocking the nation, just as it urged members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace dialogue.

Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, gave the charge while reacting to the bomb incident at St. Finbars Catholic Church in Jos, Plateau State where nine persons were killed and many others injured.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Danladi Ndayebo, Aliyu urged the perpetrators of the dastardly act to respect the sanctity of human life while expressing their grievances, saying the forum was pained by the latest bomb attacks on schools and places of worship.

Aliyu said the surest way to resolve differences was through dialogue and therefore challenged those with grievances in all parts of the country to follow the path of dialogue instead of violence.

The forum commiserated with the families of those killed or injured during the blasts and called on all security agencies to double their efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.

The statement reiterated the resolve of the governors of the 19 states of the North to work with the federal government to ensure that normalcy returns to the country.

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