27 November 2012

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Abuja Chief Judge, Ojo Suggest Mediation

The Chief Judge of the Abuja High Court, Justice Lawal Gummi and a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Bayo Ojo, SAN Tuesday in Abuja called for the use of mediation as a means to resolve the incessant attacks by the Boko Haram sect as well as other ethnic and religious problems in the country.

Also the President of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) Patrick Njoku called on conflict resolution practitioners especially mediators to take up the challenge and begin the process of restoring peace to Nigeria just as he declared that Nigerians have lost faith in the ability of the security agencies to protect their lives and properties.

Addressing the newly inducted fellows of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Gummi said that the time has come to stop seeing litigation as the only means of resolving disputes.

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