The Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North has been given an extension of 60 days with which to work. The committee is the one saddled with the responsibility of looking into an offer of amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect if they choose to embrace peace. With the three-month mandate given the Kabiru Turaki-led Committee about to expire, it seems to have become obvious to the Presidency that the committee’s work is far from being over.
The extension was announced hours after a bomb attack killed some people in Sabon Gari area of Kano and left dozens wounded. Meanwhile, while the committee continues to explore peaceful resolution, the military onslaught on the extremists continues.
While speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Committee disclosed that the extension will enable the committee to conclude its assignment.