Friday, February 13, 2015

Embrace dialogue now, ACF tells Boko Haram.

The northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has renewed its call on the Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, to embrace dialogue to end the years of killing and maiming of the people of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Rather than the current bombardment being faced by the insurgents, the ACF said it was better for the Boko Haram members to enter into dialogue with the Federal Government to end the bloody crisis.
The Forum, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, in Kaduna on Friday, described Thursday’s bomb attack on Biu market in Borno State by the insurgents as “wicked.”
It urged the security agencies to intensified their onslaught on the insurgents, noting that a situation whereby about 10 local government areas in the state(Borno) were still under the control of the sect was worrisome.
The ACF said, “It is really disturbing that despite the security measures being deployed by the government, the situation in Borno State, where up to 10 local government areas are still under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents is worrisome.
“Once again, we call upon the Boko Haram insurgents to embrace dialogue as the only civilised way to address their grievances rather than killing innocent souls.
“The news of the suicide bomb blast that occurred on Thursday afternoon at the Biu market, Borno State, was shocking and unbelievable. It was wicked, barbaric, gruesome and condemnable, considering the innocent people killed and injured by the suicide bombers.
“Equally disturbing was the arrest of other two female bombers, who wanted to carry out another dastardly bomb blast. But for the vigilance of the security agencies and the civilian Joint Task Force, it would have been another disaster.
“Biu emirate has enjoyed relative peace compared to the other local government areas of Borno State that have been under the control of the insurgents.

“This is largely due to efforts of the military and the civilian JTF that have maintained joint operations and shared intelligence to repel many attempted attacks on Biu town.”


  1. Dialogue? with peple you don't see? naaa...moreover you don't negotiate with terrorists...every citizens blood spilled in this crisis is crying out from the grave....#JUSTICE!!!


    1. That's the problem we face. They won't show their selves and yet our government literally begs them for dialogue.

  2. Mediocrity has eaten deep into their marrows in that to see beyond their nose is an uphill task! God help us though...