Despite Boko Haram’s refusal of a planned amnesty offered by the President, members of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council have recommended the use of dialogue as one of the strategies to resolve the security challenges plaguing the country.
The traditional leaders also urged the federal government to devise strategies that will encourage or lay the foundation for sustainable peace in the country.
The leaders made this known during the presentation of a paper on the best methods by which the Federal Government can contain the activities of the dreaded fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram.
The paper was presented to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, on Monday night by the head of the Council, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, III.
Secretary to the council, Emir of Kazaure, Najib Adamu who spoke with State house correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, said the issue of amnesty formed part of the strategies recommended to the federal government to foil the Boko Haram insurgents, however with emphasis on how it can be handled properly.
Adamu said it also includes a better appreciation of the situation and it’s sustainability rather than treating it haphazardly which people believe would be the case.
The Emir also stressed that the meeting was about the state of the nation, the security challenges, then also sought the appointment and the opportunity of the President to know the councils views on security situation and how to go about resolving the crises.
According to him, the council presentation had also been preceded by long time discussion and deliberation.