FG Inaugurates Committee To Tackle Boko Haram
ABUJA, August 02, (THEWILL) – The federal government has inaugurated the Presidential Committee on Security Challenges in the North-East Zone of the Country saying, "The central purpose of setting up this Committee is to create a forum whereby every person who has suggestions on a way forward will without restriction reach out to the Committee with ease".
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim performed the ceremony.
The committee was set up following complaints by Borno elders on the excesses of soldiers and continued threat of radical Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the series of bomb attacks in the north.
The members are: Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari (Chairman); Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume; Mr. Joe Kyari Gadzama (SAN); Colonel Musa Shehu (rtd); Senator Bala Mohammed (Minister, FCT); Dr. Bello H. Mohammed (Minister of Defence); Barrister Emeka Wogu (Minister, Labour and Productivity) and Abdullahi B. Shehu.
The 8-member committee has till August 16, 2011 to submit its report.