Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 August 2012

Nigeria: Northern Governors Raise Committee to Tackle Boko Haram

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Minna — Disturbed by the protracted security challenges confronting the north, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) will today inaugurate a 40-man committee that will engender reconciliation, healing and also improve security situation in the region.

Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State Dr Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu said yesterday that northern governors were determined to put an end to the cycle of violence that has led to the loss of several lives and properties in the region.

A statement by Aliyu's Chief Press Secretary Danladi Ndayebo said the forum had left no one in doubt about its concern for the general welfare of its people and would therefore do all that is humanly possible to engender the most desired peaceful co-existence, unity and development in the entire region.

It also said the committee comprises eminent personalities from diverse backgrounds, with the mandate to fashion out strategies to address the disturbing state of insecurity, and proffer practical and enduring solutions to the forum.

Those to be inaugurated include Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, Professor Tijjani el-Miskin, AIG Hamisu Ali Jos (rtd), Emir of Ilorin Ibrahim Sulu Gambari and Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah.

Others include AVM Mukhtar Mohammed, Gen Martin Luther Agwai, HRH Nde Joshua Y. Dimlong, Sheikh Ahmad Lemu and Mrs Aisha Oyebode.

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