How Presidential C’ttee On Security Challenges In The North Won Boko Haram’s Trust – Turaki


The Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, has promised to intensify discussions with insurgent groups with a view to ensuring quick end to the security challenge facing the nation.

This promise is contained in a Sallah message issued by his Special Assistant (Media), Mr Okey Muogbo in Abuja yesterday.

Turaki is the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North.

The message said the chairman and members of the committee were aware of the enormous challenges in the dialogue process and reassured of the commitment of the committee to dialogue.

It said that as patriotic Nigerians, they were committed to discharging their duty of ensuring that peace returned to the North and by extension, the whole country.

The message urged members of the insurgent groups who have not yet accepted dialogue to, as good Muslims, use the occasion of this Sallah to resolve to irrevocably accept the dialogue.

The message called 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.”

It stressed that the committee had made progress in the discharge of its mandate, including recommending the release of innocent women and children detained by security agents.

This, it contended, helped to ease tension and win the trust of members of the insurgents.

It assured that the ongoing discussions with the insurgents who have already renounced violence would be intensified in the coming days.

It said the committee expected more insurgents to accept the dialogue option to give peace a chance.

“I pray that Almighty Allah’s grace, peace, mercy, blessing and protection cover us and our dear country in this festive period and beyond.

“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”, it said. (NAN)


  1. So my very good freind samuel okeke died and the killers are being begged to accept amnesty?.God they said is a respecter of no man.if federal govt is truly weak,thats understandable,but if all this is for political reasons,God will surely pay all of our leaders