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Northern Govs’ Wives Plead With Boko Haram

Northern Govs’ Wives Plead With Boko Haram

MAKURDI – Disturbed by the increasing activities of the Boko Haram sect and the loss of innocent lives in parts of northern states, wives of the 19 northern state governors, under the aegis of Northern Governors’ Wives Forum, have pleaded with the Islamist sect to lay down its arms and present its grievances to the Federal Government for dialogue.

The governors’ wives, who lamented the spate of killings and level of insecurity in parts of the northern states, pleaded with the sect to give peace a chance, noting that dialogue remained the best option in the resolution of disputes.

Mr. Samuel Orbunde, Chief Press Secretary to the wife of Benue State Governor and Chairperson of the Forum, Mrs. Yemisi Sus-wam, in a statement at the end of an emergency meeting of the group, lamented the serious security challenges facing the country.

They urged Nigerians to support the peace initiative of the First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, which they said was aimed at fostering greater unity.

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