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GO TO COURT NOW, ACF APPEALS TO SECT

By NBF News
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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday appealed to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, to take the legal process in addressing its grievances.

In a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the forum, Anthony N. Z. Sani, ACF also frowned at the reprisal attack in Plateau State as a result of bombing of a Church in Jos last Sunday where several people were injured.

'And because such attacks are not within the tenets of any religion, ACF appeals to perpetrators to stop the mindless killing of innocent people and avail themselves to due process of law and constructive engagements in addressing any perceived grievances.

'Arewa Consultative Forum seriously frowns at the spate of bomb explosions directed at innocent Nigerians, including worshippers, as symbolised by those in mosque in Kano, Cocin Church in Jos and those of prisons in Gombe, that have been credited to Boko Haram.

'The forum is also not happy with the reported reprisal attacks, precisely because the attacks by both Boko Haram and reprisals are directed at innocent people who are not party to any perceived grievances of the feuding parties.

'For those who have lost loved ones and sustained injuries, ACF prays God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss as to Nigerians of all religions, all nationalities and of all political stripes, to come together and live up the collective challenges posed by insecurity across the nation,' the statement said.