Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Obasanjo meets Plateau leaders over violence


Friday, September 16, 2011

From Isa Abdulsalami, Jos

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday met with some religious and traditional rulers in Jos, the Plateau State capital in what was believed to be a peace-broking mission.

The former president who arrived Jos on Wednesday on a Presidential Jet was said to have met with selected representatives of various ethnic and religious persuasions considered key to the peace process in the state.

It was learnt that the invitations went out discreetly to those concerned to attend the meeting at the Government Guest House known as Green House.

None of the top government officials contacted was forthcoming on Obasanjo's mission but it was reliably gathered that it might be a personal initiative to intervene in seeking a solution to the unending crises in different parts of the country.

The source hinted that he would head for Maiduguri from Jos on a similar mission relating to the Boko Haram crisis there.

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