The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero yesterday urged the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North to offer wise advice to the Federal Government on the best ways to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Kano monarch regretted that sponsors and collaborators of members of the sect could be known individuals operating within and outside the country.
According to him, only prayers, God’s intervention and concerted efforts by government and discernable Nigerians can bring an end to the violence and spate of insecurity bedeviling the country.
Bayero who received members of the Committee at his Palace decried government’s lackadaisical attitude over reports and recommendations of similar Committees and hoped that the Federal Government will take the current issues seriously.
Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN) told the Emir that his team has been in a deliberate act of consultation with all stakeholders with a view to tapping from their wisdom and wealth of experiences.
“We are in your Palace to interact with you; and to take ideas from you. We want to understand it from your own perspective. We need your prayers and words of wisdom because the society holds you in high esteem,” Turaki told the Emir.
Turaki who is also the Minister for Special Duties further noted that, “any good Muslim likes peace and will always do everything to ensure peace. Kano is one of the places that were attacked during this insurgency and we commend the state government and traditional institution for restoring peace and stability in the state,” Turaki added.
The Committee also held town hall meeting with Kano elders, political leaders and the Ulamas at the Africa House, Government House where to sampled opinions on the way forward.
The chairman of Kano Elders’ Forum, Alhaji Magaji Dambatta who hosted the Committee said, “we recognize the importance of your (Committee) duty because through it lies the chance of gaining peace, economic growth and respect for human life.
“Within the past years, the nation has witnessed wanton killings and destruction of property and we hope that this effort of yours will bring lasting solution to all these problems.”
The Committee in rounding off their programme visited some of the places attacked by members of Boko Haram in Kano, including the New Road Luxury Park, Sabon Gari.