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2 Northern governors 'apologise' to Boko Haram
2 July 2011

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Two governors in northern Nigerian have offered public apologies to an extremist sect for any rights violations suffered during military crackdown on its armed uprising in 2009. Bauchi state governor Isa Yuguda and the ex-governor of neighbouring Gombe state Danjuma Goje, made their apologies in separate statements.

"I apologise to the members of Jama'atu Ahlussunnah lidda'awati wal Jihad for perceived injustices caused them as they have the full rights to be protected by the law," Yuguda said in a statement released to AFP Saturday.

"I hope this will further the healing of the trauma on Jama'atu Ahlussunnah, the door to meaningful dialogue that will end hostilities and usher peace for which the religion of Islam is all about," he added.

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