Saturday, June 25, 2011

North moves against bombing, violence

24 June 2011

From Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna), Joke Akanmu (Abuja), Hendrix Oliomogbe (Asaba) and Charles Akpeji (Jalingo)

Ex-military chiefs to prepare report on menace

THE efforts to restore law and order in the North got a boost yesterday as leaders from the region expressed their readiness to work with the Federal Government to end the recurring incidences of bomb blasts and violence in some states in the zone.

The campaign to end terrorism in the North and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Boko Haram Islamic sect is being championed by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).

Arewa, which is also wooing all the 19 northern state governments to join the initiative, has set a committee of former military officers, including retired service chiefs, former inspectors-general of police, former national security advisers, and others to prepare a security report on the region for presentation to President Goodluck Jonathan.

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