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Boko Haram: Sultan Urges Traditional Rulers To Close Ranks

Channels Television  
Updated March 1, 2014

Traditional rulers and political leaders across Nigeria have been enjoined to close ranks and confront squarely the security challenge facing the nation.

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on a visit to the Gbong Gwom, Jos, identified challenges of extremism, terrorism, poverty and unemployment among the youths as issues that must be tackled by all and sundry.

The Gbong Gwom palace in Jos, North-Central Nigeria played host to the Sultan of Sokoto and his entourage who were in Jos for the general meeting of the alumni association of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies and decided to pay a courtesy call on the Gbong Gwom.

The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba believes that dialogue with sincerity of purpose remains one of the options in resolving the lingering security challenge.

There was a joint belief among the traditional rulers that the issue of security challenge should not be left for Government alone, as every citizen including political, religious as well as community leaders should rally round in providing solution rather than shifting blame.