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Boko Haram Elements Seek Dialogue – Group

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The Centre for Crisis Communication, a non-governmental organization, has said some persons claiming to be members of the terrorist group Boko Haram approached it for dialogue that could lead to the end of the insurgency in northern Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of the centre, retired Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, disclosed this when he briefed journalists on sundry national issues, including cattle rustling and the leadership crisis at the National Assembly.

Anas, who did not reveal the identities of the persons, said the centre strongly believed in their renewed request for dialogue because of several telephone conversions with them.

He said the centre was encouraged by a recent statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on government's willingness to dialogue with Boko Haram.

The executive secretary said the centre was working on authenticating the proposal, stressing that it would facilitate a meeting with relevant government agencies to finalise the process.